Van Anda, British Columbia
|Area code(s)||250, 778|
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). 
- "Van Anda (British Columbia)". RoadSide Thoughts. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
- 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.