Wakhanaq

Feature Type:Former First Nation Village - A place formerly inhabited by First Nations' people, with no current population or that is usually uninhabited.
Status:
Relative Location: Head of Wahkana Bay, N side of Gilford Island, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°48'55''N, 126°18'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92L/16

Origin Notes and History:

Translation: "real river". The name has also been written Wak'a'nakw. This former village site was utilized by the Kwakiutl, Kwiksootainuk and Kweeha Nations. Boas (1969:35) identifies this as the place of origin of the Kwakiutl and Kweeha.

Source: Museum at Campbell River (spring 2001)