Cedar, British Columbia

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Cedar is a small community in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located near the east coast of Vancouver Island — about 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) southeast of Nanaimo. Its geographical coordinates are 49°07′N 123°51′W / 49.117°N 123.850°W / 49.117; -123.850.[1]

The village was so named because of the profusion of Thuja plicata trees in its vicinity, known as the Western Red Cedar. Cedar as a locality existed prior to 1888, as on April 1st that year, a post office was opened.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Natural Resources Canada
  2. ^ BC Geographical Names Information System