Tezwa River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows N into head of Kitlope Lake, SE of head of Gardner Canal, SE of Kitimat, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°04'11''N, 127°48'38''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93E/4
Related Maps: 93D/13
93E/4

Origin Notes and History:

Tezwa River adopted 11 January 1922, as submitted by Frank Swannell, BCLS (Ottawa file OBF 0662.) Significance/meaning not recorded.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

"Hwuis-y-yez-wa River" labelled on Sketch map of River and Lake System, drawn in 1921 by Frank Swannell, BCLS. "Hwuis-u-tezwa....the name as spelt after hearing it pronounced several times by an English speaking Indian met on Kitlope River... very difficult to pronounce by Europoeans... suggest Tezwa River." (27 October 1921 notations by F.C. Swannell, BCLS, on BC name card.)

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.