Matsqui Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Fraser River, S. of mouth of Silverdale Creek, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°07'15''N, 122°20'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/1

Origin Notes and History:

Matsqui Islands adopted 12 December 1939. Form of name changed to Matsqui Island 2 October 1952 on 92G/1 - this is now one island. See Matsqui (Urban Community) for origin.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.