Excerpts from Between Ports Alberni and Renfrew: Notes on West Coast Peoples by E. Y. Arima (1991)

Southeastern West Coast Place Names:

The West Coast of Vancouver Island is often thought to be oriented north and south, at least by those at a distance, but generally lies more northwest and southeast, and in the Ditidaht-Pacheedaht sector is closer to an east-west direction than north-south.  A number of place names have been recorded for the southeastern part of the West Coast from Race Rocks near Victoria to Cape Beale, the immediate informants being Charles Jones (CJ) backed by his wife Ida (IJ), Jasper Peters (JP), Joshua Edgar (JE), Bernice Touchie (BT) and John Thomas (JT) who also checked renderings.

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