Adam 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 N into Johnstone Strait, NW of Sayward, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°27'57''N, 126°16'38''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/8
Related Maps: 92L/1
92L/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 January 1934 as labelled on British Admiralty Chart A581, 1867 et seq, and as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919 and as listed in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Probably received its name from Adam Cove, a name in use as early as 1853. Note that the main tributary is named Eve River.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997

The Kwakwala Indian name for Adam River is "He-la-de", meaning "land of plenty" with lots of berries, birds, animals and salmon.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997