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.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE end of Saltspring Island, Saltspring Island Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°54'50''N, 123°32'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/13

Origin Notes and History:

Fernwood (Community) adopted 2 January 1987 on 92B/13, as labelled on Geological Survey map 41A, Duncan, 1915.

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