BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Burquitlam
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: S of Port Moody, in Coquitlam, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°16'00''N, 122°53'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92G/7
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Origin Notes and History:

Burquitlam (Post Office) adopted 3 May 1951 on 92 G. Form of name changed to Burquitlam (Community) 3 July 1979 on 92G/7 at 49 15 - 122 54. Altered application 15 June 1982 on 92G/7; now centered at 49 16 - 122 53.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Name derived from postions of the two adjoining municipalities - Coquitlam and Burnaby - for the purpose of providing a post office. Burquitlam Post Office opened 1 October 1906, Peter Lawson postmaster. Burquitlam PO amalgamated as a sub-office of New Westminster Post Office 1 August 1946. Community area delineated June 1982 by Coquitlam Planning Department: north of the golf course; east of North Road; south of Port Moody city limits; west of Robinson. Burnaby Planning Department doesn't use the name.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office