Simpson 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 W into Vermilion River in Kootenay National Park, NE of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°58'15''N, 115°56'38''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/13
Related Maps: 82J/13
82O/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 11 April 1911 on Ottawa file OBF0008.

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

Named in association with Simpson Pass, in turn referring to Sir George Simpson (1792-1860), governor of the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada, 1822-60; the pass through the Rocky Mountains that bears his name had been located by a party headed by Governor Simpson in 1841.

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