Sturdies 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.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE side Galiano Island, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°52'45''N, 123°19'10''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92B/14

Origin Notes and History:

Galiano Island (Steamer Landing) adopted 3 May 1951 on C.3450 at 48º 53'- 123º 19'. Galiano Post Office relocated here (date not cited) and name subsequently changed to the dual form Sturdies Bay (Steamer Landing) - Galiano (Post Office) 1 October 1965 on C. 3452. Confirmed 29 May 1981 on 92B/4. Form of name changed to Sturdies Bay (Community) - Galiano (Post Office) 31 December 1982 on 92B/14. Dual name dismantled by Ottawa; BOTH to be labelled on BC maps.

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