BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Triangle Island
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Westernmost of the Scott Islands, W of Cape Scott at NW end of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°51'49''N, 129°04'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 102I/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 March 1947 on C.3688, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #1917, 1863 et seq. Confirmed 6 November 1952 on 102I.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Thus named on Admiralty chart of 1849, the island with the reefs around it being shown on that chart in the shape of a triangle."
Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)