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Holberg, BC (Nearby: Winter Harbour, Elephant Crossing, Mahatta River, Shushartie, Quatsino)

  • Commerall Point
  • Commerall Point
  • Forward Inlet
  • Hansen Bay
  • Koskimo Bay
  • Macjack River

1 Sea View Dr
Holberg, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • In 1862 Captain G.H. Richards gave the most northerly tip of Vancouver Island the name of Cape Commerell, after Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Edmund Commerell, GCB, vc.
  • In 1905 the Geographic Board of Canada restored to this promontory the earlier name, Sutil Point, given to it by the Spaniards in 1792, and made the southern tip of Raft Cove Commerell Point.
  • Forward Inlet - After the Royal Navy's little gunboat Forward, two guns, 233 tons, which did sterling service in BC waters from 1860 to 1869.
  • Hansen Bay - After Rasmus Hansen, who landed here in 1895 with another Danish fisherman named Jensen and discovered many acres of fertile meadow lying inland.
  • The ultimate consequence was the establishment by Hansen and Jensen of the Danish settlement, long since abandoned, in the Cape Scott area.
  • Koskimo Bay - Anthropologist Wilson Duff translated this name as 'people of Kosaa,' who took their name from a place on the north coast of Vancouver Island at the mouth of Stranby River, where they had lived in earlier times.
  • Macjack River - A name derived from the Kwakwala Indian word meaning 'near behind.' The river approaches the sea behind a long, fairly high point of beautiful sand that has been formed parallel to the seashore.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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