Butedale

Feature Type:Landing (1) - A coastal or shore location where boats may put in to load or unload.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S end Fraser Reach Princess Royal Channel, NE side Princess Royal Island, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°09'00''N, 128°42'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103H/2

Origin Notes and History:

Butedale (Settlement) adopted 14 June 1946 on 103 SE, as labelled on BC map 1A, 1912. Form of name changed to Butedale (PO and Steamer Landing) in 1966 BC Gazetteer, since changed to Butedale (Landing).

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

Butedale Post Office opened 30 June or 1 July 1917; closed 4 March 1974.

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

Named after John Stuart (1713 - 1792), third Earl of Bute, KG. See also Bute Inlet.

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

"The Haisla name for Butedale is C'idexs (meaning 'runny diarrhia') with probable reference to the effects of the abundant berry bushes in the area. A midden site remaining from a pre-contact Haisla village is located at the foot of Butedale Falls. The cannery site and surrounding area comprise a Haisla stewardship area at the southern boundary of Haisla traditional territory." (information contributed February 2007 by anthropologist James V. (Jay) Powell, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; consultant to Haisla Nation, 2000-present).

Source: included with note