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Village of Sayward
Village of Sayward is located in British Columbia
Village of Sayward
Village of Sayward
Location of Sayward in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°23′1″N 125°57′37″W / 50.38361°N 125.96028°W / 50.38361; -125.96028
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Region Vancouver Island
Regional district Strathcona
Incorporated 1968
 • Governing body Sayward Village Council
 • Mayor John MacDonald
 • Total 4.72 km2 (1.82 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 341
 • Density 72.2/km2 (187/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Highways 19
Waterways Johnstone Strait

Sayward is a village located on in the Sayward Valley on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is located about 1 mi (1.6 km) inland from Kelsey Bay on a spur from Highway 19. The village is named after William Parsons Sayward, a successful lumber merchant from Victoria who was born in Maine in 1818 and came to Victoria from California in 1858.[1]:153 The 2006 population of the village was 341, down from 379 in 2001.[2] The village lies off the coast of Hardwicke Island.

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  1. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1969), 1001 British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1973 ed.), Vancouver: Discovery Press 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

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