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A Pictorial View of the Comox Valley
Comox Valley - South
Fanny Bay, Buckley Bay, Ships Point, Mud Bay
Signage on Hwy. 19
Population 815 (2011)
2.8 sq mi
Known for its highly sought after oysters.
The tiny oceanside community of Fanny Bay is situated on Baynes Sound, the sheltered narrow strait separating Vancouver Island and Denman Island. The tranquil setting of Fanny Bay overlooks the Strait of Georgia and the Gulf Islands, with the Coastal Mountains of the British Columbia mainland as the backdrop. None of the numerous explanations for the origin of the name Fanny Bay - comical, romantic, local or historical - can be regarded without a measure of skepticism. To read the rest of this interesting article go to the following website.
Fanny Bay is well known as a source of farmed shellfish, specifically Pacific oysters (scientific name Crassostrea gigas), manila clams (Venerupis philippinarum), savoury clams (Nuttallia obscurata) and mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis), for both domestic and global markets. Fanny Bay, BC was first seeded with oyster and clam seed after World War II (circa 1947) by a pioneer in oyster aquaculture, Joseph McLellan. McLellan imported his first batch of oyster seed from Japan and seeded the beach areas around Fanny Bay - Mud Bay, Ship Point, Buckley Bay and Denman Island. His work started what is now a primary industry in the South Coast of British Columbia, Canada ..............
Ships Point and Ships Point Park
Rosewell Creek Provinical Park
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