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Bamfield, BC (Nearby: Whyac, Clo-oose, Anaqtl'a, Kildonan, Ecoole)

  • Whyac

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Bamfield, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • Whyac - From an old Nitinaht Indian word meaning 'open mouth,' used for the openings of fish traps. The Indians applied this name to the village because they thought the nearby canyon resembled a trap opening.
  • In 1864 Dr. Brown of the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition described the village:
  • ‘Why-ack’ is a large fortified village protected by pickets from the sea dashing in breaks on the beach, or rushing through the narrow entrance of the inlet; so difficult is it to land that the
  • Nittenahts [Nitinatsl carry it with a high hand over the neighbouring tribes.
  • 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:
  • Clo-oose Lake, 2km
  • Tsuquadra Lake, 4km
  • Little Squalicum Lake, 6km
  • Tsusiat Lake, 6km
  • Little Tsusiat Lake, 6km
  • Squalicum Lake, 9km
  • Blue Lake, 9km
  • Cheewhat Lake, 7km
  • Oyees Lake, 9km
  • Hobiton Lake, 11km
  • Doobah Lake, 9km
  • Sprise Lake, 9km
  • Nitinat Lake, 10km
  • Carmanah Mountain, 10km
  • Hitchie Lake, 14km
  • Smokehouse Mountain, 14km
  • Mount Rosander, 15km
  • Rosseau Lake, 21km
  • Flora Lake, 24km
  • Bewlay Lake, 26km
  • Sarita Lake, 27km
  • Pachena Lake, 23km
  • Glad Lake, 19km
  • Frederick Lake, 25km
  • Black Lake, 22km
  • Mount Blenheim, 30km
  • Calamity Lake, 25km
  • Sugsaw Lake, 27km
  • Consinka Lake, 32km
  • May Lake, 32km
  • Francis Lake, 34km
  • Darlington Lake, 35km
  • Haggard Lake, 36km
  • Mount Walbran, 25km
  • McClure Lake, 27km
  • Kichha Lake, 28km
  • Holford Lake, 34km
  • Mount Grey, 38km
  • Mount Parsons, 39km
  • Hecate Mountain, 39km
  • Cass Lake, 42km
  • Kildonan Lake, 42km
  • Mount Halliday, 41km
  • Tuck Lake, 37km
  • Hawthorn Lake, 44km
  • Logan Peak, 41km
  • Lizard Pond, 44km
  • Hiwatchas Mountain, 45km
  • Mount Olsen, 42km
  • Hannah Mountain, 45km