Cascade Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW side of Dean Channel, W of Bella Coola, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°30'04''N, 127°31'19''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/12
Related Maps: 93D/12
93D/5
93D/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on 93/SW. Previously approved on March 7, 1933 on OBF 1420.

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

Examined by Vancouver in June 1793, and given by him the name of Cascades Channel [sic] on account of the numerous cascades along the precipitous sides of the inlet.

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

Vancouver remarked in his journal: "These cascades were extremely grand, and by much the largest and most tremendous of any we had ever beheld. The impetuosity with which these waters descended produced a strong current of air that reached nearly to the opposite side of the channel, though it was perfectly calm in every other direction" [citation not provided]

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa