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Juan de Fuca, BC (Nearby: Port Renfrew, Gordon River, Caycuse, Honeymoon Bay, Youbou)

  • Bonilla Point
  • Botanical Beach
  • Caycuse River
  • Edinburgh Mountain
  • Gordon River
  • Hemmingsen Creek
  • Hemmingsen Creek

Deering Rd
Juan de Fuca, British Columbia
V0S 1K0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • 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.


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