Bedford Channel

Feature Type:Channel (2) - Alternative course in a flowing water body, or a distributary within a delta.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Fraser River, S side of McMillan Island, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°10'22''N, 122°34'41''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 11 Feburary 1936 on 92G/2, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1922, 1860 et seq, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named c1859 by Captain Richards, RN, in association with Russel Reach, presumably after the House of Bedford, OR perhaps after George A. Bedford, rear admiral, and/or Edward J. Bedford (1810-1887), vice admiral - brothers who were associated with the surveying branch of the Royal Navy for many years.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office