Port Mellon

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Port Mellon
Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Corporation mill, Port Mellon.jpg
Port Mellon is located in British Columbia
Port Mellon
Location of Port Mellon within British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates: 49°31′12″N 123°29′24″W / 49.520°N 123.490°W / 49.520; -123.490Coordinates: 49°31′12″N 123°29′24″W / 49.520°N 123.490°W / 49.520; -123.490
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Dimensions
 • Width200 mi (300 km)

Port Mellon is a settlement in British Columbia[1] and part of West Howe Sound, Electoral Area F within the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) in British Columbia, Canada. Port Mellon is the home to the biggest employer of the area, the Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Mill.[2] Most amenities of the area are a short drive away in Gibsons. For longer trips there is the Langdale ferry terminal to Vancouver. Nearby Tetrahedron Provincial Park is a popular location for day hikes and mountain biking.

It was named for Captain Henry Augustus Mellon who came to Vancouver in 1886.[3]:212

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Maps".
  2. ^ Administrator. "Port Mellon". Sunshine Coast, BC Canada Accommodations & Travel.
  3. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2

External links[edit]

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper Corporation