Powell River (City) / Harwood Island / Haslam Lake / Lois Lake

Phone : (604) 485-6291
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Powell River, BC (Nearby: Westview, Cranberry, Myrtle Point, Wildwood, Van Anda)

  • Harwood Island
  • Haslam Lake
  • Lois Lake

6910 Duncan Street
Powell River, British Columbia
V8A 1V4

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • Harwood Island - Named by Vancouver, who gave no indication as to whom Harwood might be. Captain Walbran believed that the man in question was Edward Harwood, naval surgeon and numismatics enthusiast, who died in 1814.
  • This Harwood was described as 'a benevolent friend and an elegant scholar.'
  • Haslam Lake - After Andrew Haslam, pioneer lumberman.
  • He bought the Nanaimo Sawmill in 1892, served as mayor of Nanaimo in 1892-3, and was an MLA and MP. In 1906 he moved to Vancouver and set up the provincial government's log-scaling organization.
  • Lois Lake - After Captain Babbington of the tug Lois had obligingly transported some surveyors from Texada Island to Stillwater, they offered to name some geographic feature after him.
  • Babbington vehemently refusing to let them do so, they named this lake after his tugboat.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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