Boundary Bay
Boundary Bay draws its name from the position it represents: it straddles the boundary between Canada and the United States, with its southernmost Canadian point near the city of White Rock and its northwestern point at Point Roberts.
In 1792, the Spanish explorers Alcalá-Galiano and Valdez named this bay Ensenada del Engaño, Gulf of Deception, likely in answer to the bay's shallowness.1
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 81.
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Alcalá-Galiano, Dionisio

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Point Roberts

The Colonial Despatches Team. Boundary Bay. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/boundary_bay.html.

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