Broughton Strait

Feature Type:Strait - Passage, usually navigable, connecting two larger bodies of water.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of Malcolm and Cormorant Islands, SE of Port Hardy, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°36'13''N, 127°02'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/11
Related Maps: 92L

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 May 1933 on 92L/7, as named in 1792 by Captain Vancouver and long-labelled on British Admiralty charts and BC maps. See Broughton Island.

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