Grand Canyon of the Stikine

Feature Type:Canyon (2) - Deep, narrow valley with precipitous walls.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: From approx 130°00' (S of Tsenaglode Lake) west to Telegraph Creek, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°05'00''N, 130°45'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 104J/2
Related Maps: 104G/14
104J/1
104J/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 August 1952 on 104/NE, as labelled on BC map 5C, 1929.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Incorrectly labelled on federal 1:50,000 map 104 I/4, extending too far east.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"Canyon of Stikine extends approximately 45 miles upriver, from a point 2 miles above Telegraph Creek HBC Post." (map 5C, 1929). Today, the extent of Grand Canyon of the Stikine is understood as follows: east/upstream entrance in the vicinity of 58 02 27 x 130 05 31, just above is a series of rapids and riverbends, and extending westward/downstream approximately 80 km or 49 miles to the rapids at 57 55 16 x 131 06 10 near the mouth of Line Creek, above Telegraph Creek (community).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office