English Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of Burrard Inlet, W of False Creek, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°17'20''N, 123°10'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 December 1937 on C.333 and map 92G. Application of the name expanded westward 3 April 1959 on 92G/6 - extending from Point Grey to Prospect Point as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #1922, 1860 et seq, and as described in British Columbia Pilot, Vol I, 1933, p.178. (file V.2.50)

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

English Bay and nearby Spanish Bank were named c1859 by Captain Richards, RN, in commemoration of the meeting here in June 1792 between the English under Captain Vancouver and the Spanish under Captains Galiano and Valdes.

Source: Provincial Archives' Place Names File (the "Harvey File") compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions