71 WAGLISLA ST
British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
- 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.
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