Feature Type: Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
BC Geographical Names Office
E side of Brannen Lake, within City of Nanaimo, Wellington Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°12'50"N, 124°02'24"W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
NTS Map: 92F/1
Origin Notes and History:
Wellington (station) adopted 28 July 1945 on C.3579, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2A, 1913. Form of name changed to Wellington (community) 29 November 1984 on Ottawa file 203-2.
BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office Source:
Named after the famous British soldier and statesman, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), victor of Waterloo and later Prime Minister of Britain.
Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973. Source: