Van Anda, British Columbia
|Area code(s)||250, 778|
- This article is about a town in Canada. For the abandoned town in Montana, USA, see Vananda, Montana.
Van Anda, formerly spelled Vananda, is an unincorporated settlement on Texada Island in the northern Gulf of Georgia in British Columbia, Canada. It has a population of approximately 70 people. The surrounding region incorporates Blubber Bay and Gillies Bay.
Named after the Van Anda Copper & Gold Mining Company, in which company owned 840 acres (3.4 km2) on the northeast side of the island, including the "Copper Queen" claim. President Edward Blewett, a prominent American capitalist and miner, named both his son and this mining company after his wife, Carrie Van Anda (maiden name). 
- http://www.texadaheritagesociety.com/texada-heritage-society-gallery-van-anda.htm, retrieved 27 Aug 2017.
- Marriage record of April 4, 1870 from Dodge County, Nebraska.
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