Buttertubs Marsh

Feature Type:Marsh - Area of low-lying land, often flooded and usually characterized by growth of grass and reeds.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of Millstone River in Nanaimo, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°10'00''N, 123°58'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 17 August 1979, as identified in Fish and Wildlife Branch News Release, 18 December 1975, "...adjacent to Malaspina College and Nanaimo Sr. Secondary School." (file N.1.51).

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

The east side of Buttertubs Marsh is formally protected as a Bird Sanctuary.

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