Origin Notes and History:
Adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed 6 February 1948 on C.3714 and 8 July 1954 on 103 J/2.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
The Tsimshian name, so-named because of the abundance of clams in the area. The name means "the place of the hissing sound", referring to noise made by clams squirting sand and liquid through their shells (the sylllable "zeet" represents the hissing sound of the clams).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office