Whonnock

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.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W. of junction of Fraser and Stave Rivers, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'00''N, 122°28'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/1
Related Maps: 92G
92G/1

Origin Notes and History:

Mis-spelled "Whommock" in George H. Melvin's "The Post Offices of British Columbia 1858-1970."

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

The name comes from honnock (humpback salmon), the only kind of salmon ascending Whonnock Creek.

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