Halfmoon Bay

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 Sechelt Peninsula, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'00''N, 123°55'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/12

Origin Notes and History:

"Halfmoon Bay (Post Office), not Welcome Pass (Post Office)" adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 2D, 1923. Form of name changed to Halfmoon Bay (Settlement) 21 July 1944 on C.3509; changed to Halfmoon Bay (community) 14 January 1983 on 92 G/12. Decision on C.359.

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

Welcome Pass Post Office opened 1 January 1894; closed 30 November 1898; re-opened 1 July 1904. Re-named Halfmoon Bay Post Office 1 January 1915.

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