Spatsizi Plateau

Feature Type:Plateau - Extensive, elevated region, with either level terrain, or nearly uniform summit levels.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Headwaters of Stikine River, East of Klappan River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°50'00''N, 128°29'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 104H/16
Related Maps:
104H 104H/14 104H/15 104H/16
104H/9 104I 94D/10 94D/14
94D/15 94E

Origin Notes and History:

Previously approved on January 17, 1952 on 94E and 104I. Confirmed 4 September 1952 on 104H.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

A Sekani phrase meaning "red goat" (tspah=goat, tsije=red), as there is a red mountain and the goats roll in the dust, making their hair look red.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

This is the habitat for British Columbia's largest herd of woodland caribou, as well as mountain goats, moose, grizzlies and wolves.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office