Jervis Inlet
Jervis Inlet broadens out into the Strait of Georgia and looks across the same to nearby Texada Island, which is approximately 75 km up the Straight from Vancouver. This inlet in considered the deepest fjord on British Columbia's coast, as it jigs its way inland roughly 80 km.1 It was named after Royal Navy officer, and eventually Earl, Sir John Jervis (1735-1823).2
Jervis Inlet is the traditional territory of the Sechelt, or Shíshálh, First Nation,3 whose name for this dramatic feature is Lékw'émin.4
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 290.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Sechelt First Nation, Shíshálh First Nation .
  • 4. Scott, Raincoast Placenames, 290.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Jervis Inlet. 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/jervis_inlet.html.

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