Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour, like the city of Victoria, was named in honour of Queen Victoria.1 The local First Nations called the area Camosack or Camosun, which means rush of water. According to Scott, the name refers to the Gorge tidal rapids.2 Victoria Harbour is divided into five parts, which include the Inner Harbour, the Upper Harbour, Selkirk Water, Gorge Waters, and Portage Inlet.3
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 623.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Victoria Harbour, BC Geographical Names Information System.
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