Eagle 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: S side of Shuswap Lake, across from Anglemont, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°55'58''N, 119°12'49''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82L/14

Origin Notes and History:

Eagle Bay (Post Office) adopted 3 November 1932, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Eagle Bay (community) 31 December 1982 on 82L/14.

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

Eagle Bay Post Office was opened 1 May 1913, so-named in assocation with the nearby water feature, in turn named for the numerous eagles in the area.

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