Sproat Narrows

Feature Type:Narrows - Constricted section of a water body.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Alberni Inlet at mouth of Franklin River, S of Port Alberni (city), Barclay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°06'55"N, 124°49'00"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92F/2

Origin Notes and History:

Sproat Narrows adopted 13 August 1945 on C.3609 as recommended by Hydrographic Service; not "First Narrows" as identified on British Admiralty Chart #584, 1867, and on BC Lands' map #17, 1929, etc. Sproat Narrows re-approved 13 March 1947 on 92F/2. See Sproat Lake for origin information.

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