North Bentinck Arm
North Bentinck Arm splits from Burke Channel, which extends in from Queen Charlotte Sound on the west coast of BC.
It was named after the Prime Minister of Great Britain, William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, by Captain Vancouver in 1793.1 The community of Bella Coola is located at the north end of the arm.
Walbran writes that In the early colonial days…a trail led from from the head of the arm and into the Cariboo country.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 70.
  • 2. John T. Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1971), 48.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. North Bentinck Arm. 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/north_bentinck_arm.html.

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