Youbou

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: N side of Cowichan Lake, W of Duncan, Cowichan Lake Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°52'00''N, 124°12'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92C/16

Origin Notes and History:

Youbou (Post Office) adopted 6 March 1952 on 92SW. Form of name changed to Youbou (community) 15 March 1983 on 92C/16.

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

A combination of the names of two officers of the Empire Lumber Company, which operated the first sawmill here beginning in 1914: Mr. Yount, the general manager, and Mr. Bouten, the president of the company.

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