Chase River

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Within City of Nanaimo, toward S end, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°08'00''N, 123°55'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Chase (Settlement) adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914. Form of name changed to Chase River (Settlement) 3 May 1951 on 92 G. Form of name changed to Chase River (Community) 15 February 1983 on 92 G/4. See Chase River (river) for origin information.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Chase River Post Office was opened 1 June 1910; closed 1 February 1924.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office