Nanaimo Land District / Mount Benson / Hammond Bay
    
Land District

Phone : (250) 390-4111
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Nanaimo, BC (Nearby: Chase River, Departure Bay, Northfield, Cinnabar Valley, Extension)

  • Mount Benson
  • Hammond Bay

6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia
V9T 6N2


British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • After Dr. A.R. Benson, a physician in the service of the HBC between 1857 and 1862. Lieutenant Charles Wilson, RE, remembered Dr. Benson as 'a great character, never seen without a pipe in his mouth &
  • his rooms ... crowded with Indian curiosities, bird skins, geological specimens, books & tobacco in the most inextricable confusion.'
  • The Nanaimo Indian name for Mount Benson, 'Wakesiah,' means 'mysterious, sinister, or forbidding.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
  • Hammond Bay - After George Crispin Hammond, RN, navigating sublieutenant aboard the early steamship Beaver when, as a hired surveying vessel, she was active in these waters in 1867-70.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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