Darrell Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE side of Howe Sound, between Britannia Beach and Squamish, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°40'12''N, 123°10'04''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 March 1949 on C.3508 and C.3586 as submitted by Hydrographic Service.

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

Shannon Bay was the established local name in 1949, referring to William Shannon, one of the Crown Grantees of Lot 608 in 1889. Darrell B. Burgess, property owner establishing a recreational fishing camp here at the time, requested the name "Darrell Bay" to Hydrographic Service, as the property was already known as "Burgess Camp". No explanation why Hydrographic Service submitted the new name instead of the established local name.

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

Squamish Indians, who used to get herring spawn here, name it "Qu-tsa-tso-tsein" meaning "island in mouth" (there is a small island at the entrance of the bay)

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