Albreda

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N. of junction of Albreda and North Thompson Rivers, S of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°38'15''N, 119°09'45''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 83D/11

Origin Notes and History:

Albreda (Post Office) adopted 3 May 1956 on 83/SW, located just north of Albreda Lake; form of name changed to Albreda (Railway Station) 19 December 1961; changed to Albreda (locality) 15 December 1989.

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

Albreda Post Office opened 1 February 1923 on L7383 Cariboo District, named in association with Mount Albreda; closed in 1948; re-opened sometime in 1956; closed 9 October 1959. Note that this is NOT the location of the original Albreda station on the Grand Trunk Pacific line; that early station was located just east of TĂȘte Jaune Cache as labelled on BC map 3H, 1914, and repositioned westward per map 3H, 1919.

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