Gillies Bay / Harwood Point Park

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Gillies Bay, BC (Nearby: Marshall School Junction, Van Anda, Myrtle Point, Brew Bay, Westview)

  • Gillies Bay
  • Harwood Point Park

4101 Gillies Bay Rd
Gillies Bay, British Columbia
V0N 1W0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • Gillies Bay - Local tradition has it that Gillies was a very Kennedy, who had been Governor of Vancouver Island at the time of Lord Gilford's visit.
  • In 1879 Gilford became Earl of Clanwilliam. He retired from the Royal mean captain whose crew threw him into the bay.
  • Harwood Point Park - After Commodore Henry Harwood, RN, who commanded the cruisers Exeter, Ajax, and Achilles in the action against the German battleship Graf Spee off Montevideo in December 1939.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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