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.
Barnhart Vale (Post Office) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, located at 50 38 - 120 08 as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915. Confirmed 2 March 1950 on 92 I . Form of name changed to Barnhart Vale (Settlement) in the 1953 Gazetteer; further changed to Barnhart Vale (Community) 24 August 1978 on 92 I/NE. Form of name changed to 1-word: Barnhartvale (Community) , to conform to local usage, and coordinates adjusted 15 June 1983 on 92I/9.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office