BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Albert Head
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Head (1) - High, prominent land feature extending into a sea or lake
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SW end of Royal Roads, W of Victoria, Esquimalt Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 48°23'18''N, 123°28'39''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92B/6
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92B/5
92B/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 May 1934 as labelled on J.D. Pemberton's 1855 map Southeastern Districts of Vancouver Island, and on British Admiralty Chart 576, 1862, etc.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1846 by Captain Kellett, HM surveying vessel "Herald", after HRH Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, because the feature is located across the roadstead he called Royal Bay (now Royal Roads) from the city of Victoria, named 3 years previously for HRH Queen Victoria.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office