Bella Bella / Chatfield Island / Dryad Point / Dufferin Island / Horsfall Island / Kididt Sound / Kliksoatli Harbour
    
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Bella Bella, BC (Nearby: Waglisla, Campbell Island, Old Bella Bella, Shearwater, Namu)

  • Bella Bella
  • Chatfield Island
  • Dryad Point
  • Dufferin Island
  • Horsfall Island
  • Kididt Sound
  • Kliksoatli Harbour

71 WAGLISLA ST
Bella Bella, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • Its name is that of the local Indians, the Bella Bella (Bil-Billa or Bel-Bella) band. That name may derive from a Heiltsuk word meaning 'flat point(ed) , ' describing the village's orig. location on McLoughlin Bay near the HBC'S Fort McLoughlin (1833-43)
  • Chatfield Island named after Captain Alfred J. Chatfield, commanding HMS Amethyst when the Earl of Dufferin, Governor-General of Canada, and his countess made their cruise to British Columbia's northern waters in the summer of 1876.
  • Dryad Point - After the HBC brig Dryad (Captain Kipling) in these waters in 1833.
  • Dufferin Island - on the central coast was named in the same year when Lord and Lady Dufferin sailed past it aboard I-IMS Amethyst during their northern cruise.
  • Horsfall Island - Named by Captain Walbran, author of British Columbia Coast Names 1592-1906, after his maternal grandfather, the Reverend Thomas Horsfall (1795-1869), vicar of Cundall, Yorkshire.
  • Kididt Sound - From the Heiltsuk Indian word meaning Mong way inland' or 'long inlet.'
  • Kliksoatli Harbour - This fine harbour near Bella Bella has a Heiltsuk Indian name meaning 'big thing [rock, etc.] inside on the water.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


Kididt SoundKliksoatli Harbour

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  • Lama Passage

  • A corrupted version of Llama, the name of the brig bought from her American owners by the HBC in 1832 and used in the founding of Fort McLoughlin (on the site of old Bella Bella) the following year. (See Port McNeill.)


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