North Bentinck Arm

Feature Type:Arm - Long narrow extension of a water body.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of Burke Channel, at mouth of Bella Coola River, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°21'40''N, 126°53'33''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933, as labelled on BC map 1A, 1912.

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

"Bentinck Arms" was named by Vancouver in 1793, after the noble house of Portland; at the time of the naming, the ducal title was held by William Henry Cavendish Bentinck. See Walbran's British Columbia Coast Names for more information.

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

The head of the north arm had been known as "bel-kula".

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