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Chemainus / Governor Rock / Stuart Channel

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Chemainus, BC (Nearby: Westholme, Saltair, Thetis Island, Crofton, North Cowichan)

  • Chemainus
  • Governor Rock
  • Stuart Channel

9769 Willow St
Chemainus, British Columbia
V0R 1K0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • From the Island Halkomelem word meaning 'bitten breast.' The horseshoe shape of the bay reminded Indians of the bite that a frenzied shaman would inflict upon a spectator during certain tribal ceremonies.
  • Governor Rock - Sardonically named by Captain G.H. Richards in 1859 when, steaming at full speed toward Victoria in response to an urgent message from Governor Douglas, he ran HMS Plumper on this previously unknown rock.
  • Stuart Channel - After Captain Charles E. Stuart (1817-63), an experienced HBC officer lent to HMS Virago as a guide by Governor Douglas in 1853. Later Stuart was in charge of the company's Nanaimo post. Finally he became a free trader.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

Governor Rock

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Fuller Lake, 1km
  • Chemainus Lake, 3km
  • Little Sicker Mountain, 7km
  • Big Sicker Mountain, 7km
  • Sollys Lake, 8km
  • Mount Richards, 8km
  • Crofton Lake, 8km
  • Mount Prevost, 10km
  • Brenton Lakes, 8km
  • Somenos Lake, 13km
  • Stocking Lake, 9km
  • Stanton Peak, 10km
  • Holyoak Lake, 9km
  • Heart Lake, 10km
  • Quamichan Lake, 13km
  • Mount Brenton, 10km
  • Maple Mountain, 12km
  • Silver Lake, 11km
  • Priest Lake, 16km
  • Holland Lake, 11km
  • Michael Lake, 15km
  • Long Lake, 16km
  • Mount Hall, 12km
  • Wake Lake, 18km
  • Mount Tzouhalem, 17km
  • St. Mary Lake, 13km
  • Mount Erskine, 14km
  • Quennell Lake, 18km
  • Keating Lake, 20km
  • Greenway Lake, 20km
  • Lake Maxwell, 16km
  • Coronation Mountain, 15km
  • Bullocks Lake, 16km
  • Mount Hayes, 18km
  • Laughlin Lake, 16km
  • Roberts Lake, 17km
  • Coronation Lake, 16km
  • Holden Lake, 22km
  • Mount Belcher, 17km
  • Lois Lake, 24km
  • Dougan Lake, 24km
  • Baynes Peak, 19km
  • Mount Maxwell, 19km
  • Mount Sulivan, 21km
  • York Lake, 24km
  • Blackburn Lake, 20km
  • Beck Lake, 24km
  • Silver Mine Lakes, 28km
  • Bruce Peak, 23km
  • Wild Deer Lake, 28km