BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Duncan River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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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
Relative Location: Flows S through Duncan Lake into N end of Kootenay Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°10'44''N, 116°56'08''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.: 82K/2
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 82K/11
82K/14
82K/2
82N/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 April 1912 on Ottawa file 0022, as identified in "The Selkirk Range" Vol. 1 by A.O. Wheeler, 1905, page 377.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
So-labelled on "Sketch Map of part of The Selkirk Range" to illustrate the climbing done in 1890 from Glacier House, from surveys and photographs taken by Messrs. Emil, Huber and Harold W. Topham, FRGS; map drawn by W. Shawe, FRGS, and published for the proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, 1891. "After John Duncan, an old prospector."
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office