BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Gambier Harbour
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SW end of Gambier Island, in Howe Sound, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°26'26''N, 123°25'55''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.: 92G/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Gambier Harbour (Post Office and Steamer Landing) adopted 4 October 1945 on C.3577, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2A, 1938. Form of name changed to Gambier Harbour (Post Office) 21 November 1963. Form of name changed to Gambier Harbour (community) 17 May 1979.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Grace Harbour Post Office was opened 12 October 1937, located on the north shore of Grace Harbour just east of the wharf. Name changed to Gambier Island Post Office 9 April 1938. Name changed to Gambier Harbour Post Office 3 October 1941. Former USS service to Gambier Harbour discontinued (date not cited) and connection is by water taxi from Langdale via New Brighton, as required. Gambier Harbour Post Office relocated 350 yds north (inland) 1 November 1965. Gambier Harbour Post Office closed 16 August 1974.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office