BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Halfmoon Bay
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SW side of Sechelt Peninsula, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°31'00''N, 123°55'00''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/12
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Origin Notes and History:

"Halfmoon Bay (Post Office), not Welcome Pass (Post Office)" adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 2D, 1923. Form of name changed to Halfmoon Bay (Settlement) 21 July 1944 on C.3509; changed to Halfmoon Bay (community) 14 January 1983 on 92 G/12. Decision on C.359.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Welcome Pass Post Office opened 1 January 1894; closed 30 November 1898; re-opened 1 July 1904. Re-named Halfmoon Bay Post Office 1 January 1915.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office