BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Port Simpson
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StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Not official. Lookup the official name
Relative Location: S side of Port Simpson at the NW end of the Tsimpsean Peninsula, N of Prince Rupert, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°33'24''N, 130°26'01''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 103J/9
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Origin Notes and History:

Port Simpson (village) adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC map 3M, 1916; form of name changed to Port Simpson (Post Office & Steamer Landing) 3 April 1952, then to Port Simpson (Community) 28 February 1983. Name changed to Lax Kw'alaams (community) 4 April 1986 per Band Council Resolution.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Fort Simpson Trading Post established in the summer of 1831 and moved to the present location on the south side of Port Simpson in 1834. Named after Captain Emelius Simpson in the marine service of the Hudson's Bay Company, who had died that year at Fort Nass. "Lach Goo Alams" noted as the Indian name of the village established near the trading post.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office