Tod Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Drains N into Brentwood Bay on E side of Saanich Inlet, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°33'44''N, 123°28'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 9th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1910.

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

Named after John Tod (1793?-1882), chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Born in Scotland, Tod joined the Hudson Bay Company in 1813 and began many years of service in isolated posts. To illustrate that isolation, Tod liked to tell how news of the Battle of Waterloo did not reach him until some three years after the famous victory - belatedly but loyally he then fired off a salute at his fort.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.

The traditional name is snitcetl [pronounced sneek with], meaning "place of blue grouse"

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