New Brighton

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: SW side of Gambier Island, Howe Sound, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°27'02''N, 123°26'16''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/6

Origin Notes and History:

New Brighton (Post Office) was adopted 7 December 1937 on 92 G/6; confirmed 28July 1945 on C.3579. Form of name changed to New Brighton (community) 15 April 1982 on 92G/6.

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

New Brighton Post Office was opened 1 August 1919, named after New Brighton, England (significance of this choice not explained); closed 15 December 1940; reopened 1 May 1945.

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