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Kyuquot, BC (Nearby: Houpsitas, Ak:tiis, Chamiss Bay, Fair Harbour, Benson Lake)

  • Brooks Peninsula
  • Cape Cook
  • Eliza Dome / Eliza Ears
  • Kashutl Inlet
  • Klaskish Inlet
  • Kyuquot Sound
  • Kyuquot Sound

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Kyuquot, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

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  • In August 1787 Captain Colnett, commanding the Prince of Wales, a ship owned by the King George's Sound Company, discovered Nasparti Inlet and named it Port Brooks after one of the proprietors of the company.
  • 1862 Captain Richards named Brooks Peninsula and Brooks Bay north of it, apparently under the wrong impression that Klaskish Inlet, an easterly arm of the bay, was Colnett's Port Brooks.
  • Cape Cook after Captain James Cook, RN, who in 1778 became the first British navigator to enter these waters and the first white man to set foot in British Columbia.
  • Cook named the promontory Woody Point, but in 1860 it was renamed Cape Cook by Captain G.H. Richards, RN.
  • Eliza Dome / Eliza Ears - After Francisco de Eliza, who in 1790 reestablished the Spanish base at Nootka abandoned the previous year. In 1791, with Narvaez, he conducted explorations on the west coast of Vancouver Island and in the Strait of Georgia.
  • Kashutl Inlet - From the Nootka Indian language (or maybe from the Chinook jargon, which borrowed many words from the Nootka language), meaning 'broken, destroyed, killed,' perhaps with reference to some disaster or battle.
  • Klaskish Inlet - From a Kwakwala Indian word possibly meaning 'seaside beach.'
  • Kyuquot Sound - Named after the local Indians. In his account of his sufferings after the Nootka Indians captured him in 1803, John Jewitt says:
  • 'A considerable way further to the northward are the Cayuquets; these are a much more numerous tribe than that of Nootka, but thought by the latter to be deficient in courage and martial spirit, Maquinna having frequently told me that their hearts were l
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


Kashutl InletKlaskish Inlet

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  • Nasparti Inlet

  • Captain G.H. Richards, RN, gave this name, an adaptation of that of the local Indians, in 1862.


  • Tatchu Point

  • Said to be derived from the Nootka Indian word tatchtatcha, meaning 'to chew.' This was a great fishing area, and much food was available for feasts.


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