Redonda Islands

Feature Type:Islands - Land area surrounded by water or marsh. Plural of Island.
Relative Location: NE of Cortes Island at entrance to Toba Inlet, NE of Campbell River (city), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°13'00''N, 124°50'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92K/2
Related Maps: 92K/2

Origin Notes and History:

Identified by Galiano and Valdes as a single island, and named by them "Isla Redonda" in 1792, the Spanish word for "round". Redonda Islands adopted 6 April 1950 on 92NW referring to East Redonda Island and West Redonda Island. The collective name Reconda Islands rescinded 2 November 1990 on 92K/2 and 92K/7 - the individual names East Redonda Island and West Redonda Island are sufficient for maps and charts.

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