Snake Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Rainbow and Fairway Channels, in front of Departure Bay, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°12'57''N, 123°53'27''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 18 January 1905 on C.358, as labelled on British Admiralty Charts from 1859. (Ottawa file OBF 0046)

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.