Roberts Bank

Feature Type:Port (2) - Natural or man-made shelter for vessels, having the necessary equipment for the taking on and landing of passengers and cargo.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Adjacent to Tsawwassen ferry terminal, S of Vancouver, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°01'12''N, 123°09'46''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 September 2003 as a long-established name.

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

The Roberts Bank Superport handles coal from British Columbia's interior, delivered on BCR track then transferred to cargo ships or barges. Construction began on the $250-million Roberts Bank Superport in 1968. By 1983 it had become a 113-hectare island with several ship basins, joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway. A large percentage of the Port of Vancouver's annual tonnage moves through this port, located about 20 miles south of the city.

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