Dibuxante Point

Feature Type:Point - Land area jutting into a water feature; also used for a convex change in direction of a shoreline.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW point of Valdes Island, SE of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°07'31''N, 123°42'58''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 10 August 1944 on C.3509, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 3618, 1911.

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

"A Spanish word meaning "draughtsman" being the profession or rank of Josef Cordero (dibuxante), after whom the point is named, and who accompanied, in that capacity, Galiano and Valdes on their exploring voyage through the channels between what is now Vancouver Island and the mainland, with the Sutil and Mexicana, 1792. Named by Captain John F. Parry, HMS Egeria, on resurveying Gabriola pass in 1905."

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)