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British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains
- Takes its name from Burnaby Lake. The latter was named a Robert Burnaby (1828-78), the fourth son of the Reverend Thomas Burnaby of Galby, Leicestershire.
- After seventeen years of service in the Customs House in London, Burnaby came to British Columbia in 1858 with a letter of introduction from the Colonial Secretary, Sir Edw. Bulwer Lytton, and secured an appointment as private secretary to Colonel Moody
- In this capacity he was closely associated with the survey that the Royal engineers were making of the land around New Westminster, and the lake, whose existence had been known previously, was named after him.
- Burnaby left Moody's employ in August 1859 and joined Walter Moberly in a search Cor coal around Burrard Inlet.
- Dr. Helmcken described Burnaby as a 'mirthful active honest pleasant little fellow.' After engaging in a variety of business enterprises, chiefly in Victoria, he returned to England in 1874.
- Edmonds - After Henry Valentine Edmonds, born in Ireland in 1837. Edmonds was one of the original promoters of the Vancouver-New Westminster interurban railway.
- 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/Burnaby