Powell River

Feature Type:City - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a city municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side Strait of Georgia, NW of Jervis Inlet, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°50'08''N, 124°31'28''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/15

Origin Notes and History:

Powell River (Town) adopted 31 December 1945 on C.3591. Incorporated as a District Municipality 15 October 1955, called The Corporation of the District of Powell River, and including the former villages of Cranberry Lake and Westview. Re-incorporated as a City Municipality per Order in Council #724, 5 October 2005, effective 15 October 2005.

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

After Dr. Israel Wood Powell, who, among other things, donated the site of Vancouver's first city hall. See Powell River (river) See also the municipality's own website.

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