British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island
- Entrance to Strait of Juan de Fuca. Named by Quimper in 1790, almost certainly after Antonio Bonilla, secretary to the Spanish royal government in Mexico.
- Botanical Beach: As early as 1900 the abundant intertidal marine life led the University of Minnesota's Dr. Josephine Tildon to establish a marine research station here.
- Access was difficult (steamship from Victoria to Port Renfrew, then a long, very muddy, and narrow trail), and the station closed in 1907 when promised trail improvements failed to materialize.
- Caycuse River from the Nitinaht Indian word meaning 'place where they fix up canoes.'
- Edinburgh Mountain - Named by a party of Scots who staked mineral claims in the area.
- Gordon River - After Commander (later Admiral) George Thomas Gordon, on this coast with HMS Cormorant in 1846 and HMS Driver in 1850.
- Hemmingsen Creek - After Matt Hemmingsen, a Wisconsin lumberman who came to British Columbia in 1906 and introduced high-lead logging on Vancouver Island.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/BonillaPoint