BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Doré River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NE into Fraser River, just NW of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°20'04''N, 120°11'38''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93H/8
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93H/1
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 March 1965 on 93H, as labelled on BC map 3H, 1919.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The French word for gold. "The former Fifty Mile Creek, according to trapper Jack Damon, was given its name by a Norwegian prospector named Olson "...who found a few colors in his pan, so he called it 'dore' - golden"." (British Columbia Place Names in the Vicinity of Mount Robson, by James L. Swanson, published by Fraser-Fort George Museum Society, Prince George, 1987)
Source: included with note