Albert Head

Feature Type:Head (1) - High, prominent land feature extending into a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW end of Royal Roads, W of Victoria, Esquimalt Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°23'18''N, 123°28'39''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/6
Related Maps: 92B/5
92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 May 1934 as labelled on J.D. Pemberton's 1855 map Southeastern Districts of Vancouver Island, and on British Admiralty Chart 576, 1862, etc.

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

Named in 1846 by Captain Kellett, HM surveying vessel "Herald", after HRH Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha, because the feature is located across the roadstead he called Royal Bay (now Royal Roads) from the city of Victoria, named 3 years previously for HRH Queen Victoria.

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