Nanoose 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: Head of Nanoose Harbour, SE side Vancouver Island between Lantzville and Parksville, Nanoose Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°16'00''N, 124°12'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92F/8

Origin Notes and History:

Nanoose (station & farming settlement) was adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Name changed to Nanoose Bay (Post Office) 11 December 1952 on 92F/8, located at 49º16' 124º11'. Form of name changed to Nanoose (Post Office & railway point) and location adjusted 4 September 1980 on 92F/8. Form of name changed to Nanoose (Community) 28 February 1983 on 92F/8.

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

Arlington Hotel Post Office opened here 1 November 1906; name changed to Nanoose Bay Post Office 1 April 1916.

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