Point Grey
Point Grey is located at the south entrance to the Burrard Inlet. Captain George Vancouver named the point after his friend Captain George Grey.1 Spanish explorer Dionsisio Alcala-Galiano named it Punta de Langara.2 Today, the nearby residential district of Langara keeps alive the old Spanish name.3
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 467.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
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Alcalá-Galiano, Dionisio

Vancouver, George

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Burrard Inlet

The Colonial Despatches Team. Point Grey. 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/point_grey.html.

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