Burnaby Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Off Southeast of coast of Moresby Island, between Skincuttle Inlet and Juan Perez Sound, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°23'46''N, 131°18'26''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on Geological Survey sheet 278A, as labelled on Francis Poole's 1862 map of Skincuttle Inlet, and on British Admiralty Chart 1923B, 1867 et seq.

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

Named 1862 by Francis Poole, CE, after Robert Burnaby. See Burnaby Lake.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)