Sooke Basin

Feature Type:Basin (4) - A water feature similar to a cove or bay.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of Sooke Harbour, SW side Vancouver Island, Sooke Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°22'44''N, 123°39'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #1907, surveyed by Captain Kellett, 1847. See Sooke (District Municipality) for origin information.

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

Named "Puerto de Revilla Gigedo" (applying to the inlet, harbour and basin) on 23 June 1790 by Lieutenant Manuel Quimper, after the Viceroy of Mexico City, who the previous year had sailed from Spain in the same vessel with Quimper and Quadra, before assuming his duties in Mexico.

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