Englishman River
Englishman River flows into the Strait of Georgia, through the city of Parksville, on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island. Akrigg & Akgrigg write that it was named at least as early as 1883, after an otherwise forgotten Englishman who drowned in the river after an attempt to cross it.1
BCGNIS writes that This may or may not be the Rio de Grullas identified on early Spanish charts.2
  • 1. G. P. V. Akrigg and H. B. Akrigg, British Columbia Place Names (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997), 75.
  • 2. Englishman River, BC Geographical Names Information System.
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Strait of Georgia

Vancouver Island

The Colonial Despatches Team. Englishman River. 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/englishman_river.html.

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