BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Nanoose Bay
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Head of Nanoose Harbour, SE side Vancouver Island between Lantzville and Parksville, Nanoose Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°16'00''N, 124°12'00''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.: 92F/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Nanoose (station & farming settlement) was adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Name changed to Nanoose Bay (Post Office) 11 December 1952 on 92F/8, located at 49º16' 124º11'. Form of name changed to Nanoose (Post Office & railway point) and location adjusted 4 September 1980 on 92F/8. Form of name changed to Nanoose (Community) 28 February 1983 on 92F/8.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Arlington Hotel Post Office opened here 1 November 1906; name changed to Nanoose Bay Post Office 1 April 1916.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office