Campbell Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Containing Bella Bella (community), Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°06'59''N, 128°12'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 May 1925 on C.320, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 2449, 1872 et seq. See Campbell Bay, Mayne Island.

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

The island was probably named by Captain Pender during his surveys in the area, 1866-69. It seems probable that Campbell River, Sayward District, Campbell Point, Loughborough Inlet, and Campbell Island, Milbanke Sound are all named after Dr. Campbell - see Campbell Bay, Mayne Island.

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions