Origin Notes and History:
Adopted in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #9, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named by interprovincial boundary surveyors, "After General R.G. Nivelle, France."
Source: 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1919, Ottawa)
"Named for Robert Georges Nivelle (1856 - 1924), who preceeded Pétain at Verdun and went on to command the French Armies of the North. He was relieved of duty after suffering a major loss in the spring of 1917." (Place Names in Elk Lakes Provincial Park, manuscript by A. Simpson, park ranger, August 2001)
Source: included with note