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There is no consensus on the origin of the name "Fanny Bay" and none of the various explanations — comical, romantic, local or historical — can be considered without scepticism. The name first appeared on British Columbia maps in 1913 and was officially adopted by the government in 1923. This adoption was based on British Admiralty charts of the 1860s, taken from surveys by Royal Navy Captain G.H. Richards. However, if Capt. Richards knew who "Fanny" was, he did not record the information. Geographer A.B. McNeill wrote in his book Origin of Station Names, Esquimalt and Nanaimo Division that "...Fanny Bay was named after a sea captain who lived in this vicinity". Alas, like Capt. Richards, McNeill provides no dates or any other supporting information. A popular and persistent local theory holds that Fanny Bay was named by Captain George Vancouver in 1792. However, Capt. Vancouver's nautical charts and journals only describe the east side of the nearest body of water, the Strait of Georgia (including Texada Island). He had nothing more than a rough outline of the eastern shore of Vancouver Island between Nanaimo and Comox, and his charts omitted several nearby islands and other features. Therefore, it seems highly unlikely that Capt. Vancouver would have been able to proffer this name.


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Facts and Stats for Fanny Bay*

  • Pollution Statistics in Fanny Bay

    Know the pollution level of Fanny Bay before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Fanny Bay: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Fanny Bay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Fanny Bay.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Fanny Bay - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 72.19 (High)
    • Pollution Index 16.38 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.07 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.72 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 77.63 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Fanny Bay

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Fanny Bay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.39 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.76 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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