Feature Type:Railway Point - A named railway siding, junction, flag stop or timing point with or without an agent.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On CNR, N shore of Inverness Passage S of Prince Rupert, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°12'11''N, 130°16'19''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/1

Origin Notes and History:

Phelan (station) adopted in the 17th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917, as labelled on BC Lands' map 3M, 1916. Confirmed 3 July 1946 on C.3702. Form of name subsequently adjusted in Ottawa records, to Phelan (railway point). Origin/significance not recorded.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Originally the Grand Trunk Pacific line. Identified as a 39-car siding in CNR passenger timetable April - October 1967.

Source: included with note