Triangle Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
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-Longitude: 50°51'49''N, 129°04'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 102I/14

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)