Prevost Hill

Feature Type:Hill - Elevation of terrain rising prominently above the surrounding land.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Cadboro Bay on Ten Mile Point (peninsula), in Saanich, Victoria Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°27'35''N, 123°16'42''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Approved 6 November 1934 as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 2840, 1872; confirmed 16 January 1958 on 92 B/6W.

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

Named in 1858 by Captain Richards, after Captain James Charles Prevost, RN, who served aboard HMS Satellite, and was British Commissioner in the San Juan Islands boundary dispute.

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

Incorrectly labelled "Pemberton Heights" on Geological Survey sheet 70A, Victoria, 1914 [Pemberton Heights as originally intended was that area west of Cadboro Bay now known as "The Uplands".] Perhaps because of this cartographic error, a subdivision on Ten Mile Point was given the name Pemberton Heights c1946, leading to the confirmation of Prevost Hill as the correct name for the underlying hill, as identified on charts from the 1870s onward. Local usage of "Minnie Mountain"; origin/significance not recorded. A subdivision constructed on Prevost Hill in the 1980s was given the important title "Wedgewood Point."

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