West Bay
During his survey of south Vancouver Island in the HMS Herald from 1846 to 1847, Captain Henry Kellett named the western shore of Victoria Harbour West Bay.1 In the 1930's, hydrographer Henri Parizeau attempted to have the name changed to Bolduc Bay, in honour of Jean Baptiste Bolduc, a Roman Catholic missionary who accompanied Douglas when he came to Fort Victoria in 1943; however, the Geographic Board of Canada rejected Parizeau's request to change the name.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 638.
  • 2. Ibid.
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