Haida Islands

Feature Type:Islands - Land area surrounded by water or marsh. Plural of Island.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S. of Stryker Island, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°02'59''N, 128°18'59''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/1

Origin Notes and History:

Haida Island adopted 30 May 1944 on C.300, as recommended by Canadian Hydrographic Service. Form of name changed to Haida Islands (plural) 7 October 1948 on C.3798.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service, after the Royal Canadian Navy's Tribal-class destroyer, HMCS Haida, commissioned into service in August 1943.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.