Bridal Falls

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: S of Popkum, E of Chilliwack, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'00''N, 121°44'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92H/4

Origin Notes and History:

Bridal Falls (Post Office) adopted 2 June 1950 on 92 H/4. Identified as Settlement in 1966 Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Bridal Falls (Locality) 15 April 1982; changed to Bridal Falls (Community) 15 July 1983 on 92H/4.

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

Bridal Falls Post Office was opened 1 November 1937. The community had originally requested that their post office be named "Bridal Veil Falls" however there was already a Post Office with that name elsewhere in Canada, so the post office was named "Bridal Falls"

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