Scotch Creek / Copper Island / Magna Bay

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Scotch Creek, BC (Nearby: Sorrento, Notch Hill, Blind Bay, Lee Creek, Balmoral)

  • Copper Island
  • Magna Bay

3877 Squilax-Anglemont Rd
Scotch Creek, British Columbia
V0E 3L0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Copper Island so named since Walter Moberly found traces of copper on its southwest corner in 1865. The island's Shuswap Indian name, anglicized as 'Hum-tat-qua,' means 'something sitting in the water.'
  • Copper Island - Apparently after William Lee, a prospector in the area. Lee was severely injured in 1886 in a fight with his partner.
  • Magna Bay - Called Magna (Latin for 'great') since it is one of the largest bays on Shuswap Lake. It was formerly known as Steamboat Bay but, because this name was not acceptable to the postal authorities, the name had to be changed.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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