Boundary Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Washington boundary, between White Rock and Tsawwassen, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°02'38''N, 122°57'13''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/2
Related Maps: 92B/14
92G/2
92G/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 12th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1913, as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on British Admiralty Chart 2689, 1865 et seq, and as identified in the 1909 Gazetteer of British Columbia.

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

The Galiano and Valdes expedition of 1792 charted this bay as "EnseƱada del Engano" (Gulf of Deception), presumably because they had run into shallow water.

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

The US Coast Survey named this "Mud Bay" in 1855, but re-labelled it "Boundary Bay" on the second and subsequent editions of their chart. So-named because it is intersected by the International Boundary.

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