Welgeegenk Point

Feature Type:Point - Land area jutting into a water feature; also used for a convex change in direction of a shoreline.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N. entrance to Khutzeymateen Inlet, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°43'31''N, 130°13'03''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 April 1955 on Hydrographic Services Chart #3782A, “Khutzeymateen Inlet and Approaches,” as established locally. "Welgeegenk" is an indigenous name meaning "where warm." Information provided by a local resident.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff, file H.1.27.

This Tsimshian First Nation name may mean "a warm sport" or "place where it is warm."

Source: Scott, Andrew; "The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names"; Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, 2009, page 637.