Winter Harbour

Feature Type:Harbour (1) - Sheltered water in a shoreline indentation, suitable for mooring or anchoring vessels.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Head of Forward Inlet, Quatsino Sound, NW end of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°31'52''N, 128°00'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 102I/9
Related Maps: 102I/9
92L/12

Origin Notes and History:

Leeson Harbour adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Name changed to Winter Harbour 7 January 1947 on C.3617.

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

The Kwak'wala name was Oyagamla

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