Honeymoon Bay, British Columbia

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Honeymoon Bay is an unincorporated community in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located on Cowichan Lake in the southeastern part of Vancouver Island — approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi) northwest of Victoria — at 48°49′N 124°10′W / 48.817°N 124.167°W / 48.817; -124.167.[1] In 2011, its population was listed at 580.[2]

Historically, its main industry has been forestry.

Many years ago a lonely young bachelor in this area announced he would return to England to find a bride. The community took the name Honeymoon Bay as a result but he never returned.[3]:114


  1. ^ Natural Resources Canada
  2. ^ Census Profile
  3. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2

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