499 Muchalat Drive
British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island
- Buttle Lake named after John Buttle, who came to British Columbia with the Royal Engineers.
- He served as a naturalist on Dr. Brown's Vancouver Island Exploration Expedition of 1864 and discovered Buttle Lake the following year while conducting his own exploration party into central Vancouver Island.
- Mount Colonal Foster named after Colonel, later Major-General, William W. Foster (1875-1954). He came to British Columbia from England in 1894 and rose to become Deputy Minister of Public Works
- before serving with distinction in World War I (DSO with two bars).
- He was president of Pacific Engineers Ltd. in 1935 when a reform mayor made him Vancouver's chief of police, charged with reorganizing the force. In World War Il, he was special commander for defence projects in northwest Canada.
- In 1913 'Billy' Foster, an ardent alpinist, along with A.H. MacCarthy, made the first undisputed ascent of Mount Robson. From 1922 to 1924, he was president of the Alpine Club of Canada. (See Foster Peak.)
- Conuma Peak - Conuma is said to be a Nootka Indian word meaning 'high, rocky peak.'
- Gold River (Village) - Chinese were taking gold out of the area in the 1860s. The name appears on the Trutch map of 1871.
- Golden Hinde - The highest mountain (7,219 feet or 2,200 metres) on Vancouver Island.
- It is named after the ship in which Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world. (See also Sir Francis Drake, Mount.) Among alpinists it has the unofficial name of The Rooster's Comb.
- Gore Island - After John Gore, first lieutenant on HMS Resolution when Captain Cook put in at Nootka in 1778.
- After the deaths of Cook and his successor, Captain Charles Clerke, Gore took over command of the expedition.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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