Mexicana Hill

Feature Type:Hill - Elevation of terrain rising prominently above the surrounding land.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of Blackberry Point on Valdes Island, SW side of Strait of Georgia between Galiano and Gabriola Islands, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°03'09''N, 123°38'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 December 1945 on C.3450, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 579, 1863 et seq.

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

Named c 1859 by Captain Richards, HMS Plumper, in association with the name of the island on which the hill is located: Commander Cayetano Valdes of the Spanish Navy, in command of the vessel "Mexicana", explored these waters in 1792 with Galiano.

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