Blind 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: SW end of Shuswap Lake, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°53'00''N, 119°23'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82L/14

Origin Notes and History:

Blind Bay (Post Office) adopted 3 November 1932 on 82 L/NW, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915 and as identified in 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Blind Bay (community) 15 December 1982 on 82 L/14.

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

Blind Bay Post Office opened 1 December 1914.

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