New Vancouver

New Vancouver
New Vancouver is located in British Columbia
New Vancouver
New Vancouver
Location of New Vancouver in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°34′10″N 126°36′43″W / 50.56944°N 126.61194°W / 50.56944; -126.61194Coordinates: 50°34′10″N 126°36′43″W / 50.56944°N 126.61194°W / 50.56944; -126.61194
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Area code(s)250, 778

New Vancouver, also known as Tzatsisnukomi,[1] T˜sadzis' nukwame' or t̕sa̱dzis'nukwa̱me'' in the Kwak'wala language,[2] is a Kwakwaka'wakw community on Harbledown Island in the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, near the community of Alert Bay. New Vancouver is the main village of the Da'naxda'xw subgroup of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples. New Vancouver is at Dead Point on the north end of Harbeldown Island, at the west end of Beware Passage.[3][4]

Name origin and history[]

Tzatsisnukomi is Kwak'wala for "eelgrass in front". The site is within Mamalilikulla territory but was settled by Da'naxda'xw and Aweatatla who moved from Kalugwis in 1891 and built houses on what was to become Dead Point Indian Reserve No. 5. It is not clear whether the move was made at the invitation of the Mamalilikulla or if the site was purchased from them.[5]

See also[]


  1. ^ BC Names/GeoBC entry "Tzatsisnukomi (Former First Nation village)"
  2. ^ "FirstVoices: Kwak̓wala. Nature / Environment - place names: words". Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  3. ^ BC Names/GeoBC entry "Dead Point 5 (Indian reserve)"
  4. ^ BC Names/GeoBC entry "Dead Point (point)"
  5. ^ BC Names/GeoBC entry "Tzatsisnukomi (Former First Nation village)"

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