Port Edward (District) / De Horsey Island / Ecstall River / Inverness Channel / Khyex River / Kloiya Bay / Lelu Island

Phone : (250) 628-3667
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Port Edward, BC (Nearby: Prince Rupert, Dodge Cove, Osland, Porcher Island, Metlakatla)

  • De Horsey Island
  • Ecstall River
  • Inverness Channel
  • Khyex River
  • Khyex River
  • Kloiya Bay
  • Lelu Island

770 Pacific Avenue
Port Edward, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • After Rear-Admiral Algernon F.R. de Horsey, RN, commanding the Pacific Station 1876-9.
  • Ecstall River - flows NW into Skeena R. at Port Essington. From the Tsimshian Indian word meaning 'a tributary,' or 'something from the side.'
  • Inverness Channel - After the Inverness Cannery, which once stood on its shore.
  • This cannery, established in 1876 but acquiring the Inverness name only in 1880, was the first on the northern coast of British Columbia.
  • Earlier the site was known as Woodcock's Landing, William I-I. Woodcock having established, before 1870, an inn here for miners en route to and from the Omineca gold area.
  • Khyex River - From a Tsimshian Indian word related to 'hiding.'
  • Kloiya Bay - From the Tsimshian Indian word meaning 'place where people [when they were on the move] went to hide their valuables.' A letter received by Captain Walbran in 1909 from Mrs. Odile Morison explains:
  • : 'Kloiya being in an out-of-the-way place from the regular route to the Skeena river where the Tsimpseans usually went to procure and dry their salmon ... the people used to take all their belongings
  • to Kloiya and hide or cache their treasures' before proceeding to the fishing grounds.
  • Lelu Island - According to Captain Walbran, this island has the Chinook jargon name meaning 'wolf because it was 'infested' with wolves for many years.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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  • Morse Basin

  • After F.W. Morse, vice-president of the GTPR when it established Prince Rupert as its western terminus in 1906. Also MOUNT MORSE.

  • Ridley Island

  • After the Rt. Reverend William Ridley, from 1879 to 1902 the first Anglican Bishop of Caledonia. Prince Rupert is now the cathedral city of this diocese.

  • Smith Island

  • After Marcus Smith, CE (1815-1904), who surveyed possible routes for the CPR prior to construction of the railway.

  • Stephens Island

  • Named by Captain Vancouver in honour of Sir Philip Stephens, secretary to the Admiralty from 1763 to 1795.

  • Telegraph Passage

  • Named in connection with the Collins Overland Telegraph, 1865.

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  • Gilroy Lake, 21km
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  • Emergency Lake, 22km
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