Subtle Islands

Feature Type:Islands - Land area surrounded by water or marsh. Plural of Island.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Sutil Channel, NW of Campbell River (city), Sayward Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°07'12''N, 125°04'52''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/3

Origin Notes and History:

Camp Island adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 580, 1865 et seq. Name changed to Subtle Island 27 April 1945 on C.3591, as recommended by Hydrographic Service to avoid duplication (file Q.1.45).

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

"Subtle" is a translation of the Spanish word "sutil".

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