Van Anda, British Columbia

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Van Anda
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Van Anda is located in British Columbia
Van Anda
Van Anda
Location of Van Anda in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°45′30″N 124°33′00″W / 49.75833°N 124.55000°W / 49.75833; -124.55000Coordinates: 49°45′30″N 124°33′00″W / 49.75833°N 124.55000°W / 49.75833; -124.55000
Country Canada
Province 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.[1] The surrounding region incorporates Blubber Bay and Gillies Bay.

Name origin[edit]

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).[2] [3]


  1. ^ "Van Anda (British Columbia)". RoadSide Thoughts. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  2. ^, retrieved 27 Aug 2017.
  3. ^ Marriage record of April 4, 1870 from Dodge County, Nebraska.

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