Hells Gate

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Fraser River, S of Boston Bar, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°47'00''N, 121°27'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92H/14

Origin Notes and History:

Hells Gate (settlement) adopted 7 April 1955 as identified in 1947 Directory; established in association with management of the fish ladders. Form of name since adjusted to Hells Gate (locality).

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

The CPR construction camp & station called "Cathmar" was located here c1913, and so-labelled on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914.

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