Felice Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Stubbs Island and Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°09'11''N, 125°55'14''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/4

Origin Notes and History:

"Felice Island (not Round Island)" adopted in 1910, and so-identified in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1911. Re-approved 6 November 1934 on C348.

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

Labelled "Round Island" on British Admiralty Chart #1835, 1898 et seq; still so-known by longtime residents according to 1991 advice from Tofino historians Ken Gibson and Ed Arnett.

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

One of Commander John Meares' ships, wintered at Nootka in 1788.

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