BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Lillooet 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 SE through Lillooet Lake into Harrison Lake, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°44'50''N, 122°08'44''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.: 92G/9
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92G/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Lillooet River adopted 26 June 1911, as labelled on A.C. Anderson's 1849 map, et seq. See Lillooet (municipality) for origin information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
nkúkwtsa is the Ucwalmícwts name - the language of the Lower Lillooet people - for the portion of Lillooet River below Lillooet Lake (June 2007 advice from Maurice DePaoli, Cultural Researcher and Heritage Resources Advisor for In-SHUCK-ch Nation.) [Pronunciation and origin information to follow.]
Source: included with note