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Clayoquot / Clayoquot Sound

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Tofino, BC (Nearby: Clayoquot, Opitsat, Yarksis, Chetarpe, Marktosis)

161 First St
Tofino, British Columbia
V0R 2Z0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • After the Clayoquot Indians, whose name has been given a remarkable range of translations. G.M. Sproat (see Sproat Lake) said that it meant 'another [i.e., different] people,' while Dr. Brown (see Brown's River)
  • thought that it meant 'other or strange house.'
  • The missionary Father Brabant told Captain Walbran that Clayoquot meant 'people who are different from what they used to be,' and he noted a tradition that these Indians were originally quiet and peaceful but later became quarrelsome and treacherous.
  • A modern linguist, John A. Thomas of the Nitinahts, says that it means 'people of the place where it becomes the same even when disturbed.'
  • John Jewitt, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, described the Klaa-oo-quates as 'fierce, bold and enterprising.'
  • Clayoquot was first known to white men as Port Cox, after John Henry Cox of Canton, who backed several fur-trade ships sent to this area.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Colnett, 7km
  • Mallard Lake, 10km
  • Sea Peak, 9km
  • Mount Saavedra, 20km
  • Mount Guemes, 24km
  • Mount Quimper, 23km
  • Shelbert Mountain, 28km
  • Abco Mountain, 29km
  • Mount Flores, 23km
  • Alto Lake, 24km
  • Mount Cotter, 28km
  • Grenville Lake, 27km
  • Wanetta Lake, 22km
  • Lone Wolf Mountain, 33km
  • Angus Lake, 23km
  • Macallan Lake, 23km
  • Steamer Mountain, 29km
  • Ilthpaya Lake, 23km
  • Ursus Mountain, 31km
  • Muriel Lake, 24km
  • Riley Lake, 29km
  • Mariner Mountain, 35km
  • Rhino Peak, 28km
  • Paradise Lake, 28km
  • Velella Peak, 30km
  • Megin Lake, 38km
  • Sheila Lake, 37km
  • Easter Lake, 35km
  • Cecilia Lake, 36km
  • Mount Bourke, 38km
  • Kennedy Lake, 30km
  • Splendor Mountain, 44km
  • Moyeha Mountain, 41km
  • Angora Lake, 30km
  • Ellen Lake, 39km
  • Camp Lake, 40km
  • Ice Lake, 41km
  • Clayoquot Lake, 30km
  • Mount Thelwood, 44km
  • Upper Thelwood Lake, 43km
  • Mount Tom Taylor, 41km
  • Greenview Lake, 43km
  • Pretty Girl Lake, 43km
  • Salmonberry Mountain, 34km
  • Mountain Woodfern Lake, 33km
  • Norgar Lake, 34km
  • Leader lake, 39km
  • Tlatlaphinachist Lakes, 38km
  • Carwithen Lake, 45km
  • Popsicle Peak, 51km