Origin Notes and History:
Collingwood East Post Office was opened 1 September 1909, located at BCER's Collingwood East Station; incorporated as a sub-office within Vancouver Post Office 1 January 1922. Collingwood West Post Office was opened 1 November 1912, located at BCER's Collingwood West Station; post office 30 September 1920. Labelled on BC map 2B, 1914.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
" ' Perhaps from Admiral Colingwood. Suggest that you enquire from the residents of the locality.' (BCER Public Relations Department). So far enquiry has produced nothing from the residents of the locality. Mr. C. Rummel (BCER New Westminster) recalls a hotel of this name here in the early days."
Source: Nelson, Denys; Place Names of the Delta of the Fraser River; 1927, unpublished manuscript held in the Provincial Archives