Ekins Point

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N end of Gambier Island, NW of West Vancouver (municipality) in entrance to Howe Sound, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'44''N, 123°23'27''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/11

Origin Notes and History:

Elkins Landing (landing) adopted 4 October 1945. Spelling corrected and form of name changed to Ekins Point Landing (landing) 3 March 1949 on C.3586. Form of name changed to Ekins Point (locality) 15 February 1983. (files H.1.29 & H.2.45)

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

Union Steam Ship Company port of call. Mis-spelled as "Elkins Point Landing" in 1939 Directory; "Elkins Landing [sic]...summer resort near Ekins Point" identified in 1944 BC Coast Pilot, Vol I, p.156. See Ekins Point (point) for biographical information about namesake.

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