Quinsam

Feature Type:Settlement - Any permanently occupied, unincorporated area normally identified by a single name, generally rural, and having a recognizable central focus.
Status:
Relative Location: W end of Echo Lake, just E of S end of Campbell Lake, W of Campbell River (city), Sayward Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°59'00''N, 125°25'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92F/14

Origin Notes and History:

Quinsam (Post Office) adopted 1 January 1949. Form of name changed to Quinsam (settlement) 3 March 1960 on C.3594. Rescinded 31 July 1981 as advised by Campbell River District Planning Office ("Quinsam" is now used to describe a suburban area within the municipality.)

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

Quinsam Post Office was opened in 1949 (specific date not cited); closed 31 March 1954.

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