BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Tsolum River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows SE into Courtenay River, in Courtenay, Comox Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°41'45''N, 124°59'39''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.: 92F/10
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92F/10
92F/11
92F/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Tsolum River adopted 7 March 1923 as labelled on BC Lands' map 2C, 1919. Origin/significance not recorded.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Had been labelled "River Courtenay" on British Admiralty chart #580, 1862 et seq. Labelled "Courtney River" [sic] on Robert Brown's September 1864 sketch "Plan of Route, Comox Harbour to Alberni Canal" followed by the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition. Identified as: "...the Slough known by the Indian [name] of Tsalum..." (1 September 1864 journal entry by Robert Brown, Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition); spelled "Tzolum River" on BC Lands' Dept. map of British Columbia, drawn by G. J├Ârgensen in 1895, and on 1905 edition ofmap of British Columbia.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Adopted 7 March 1922 on Ottawa file OBF 1671.... an established name from early British Admiralty Charts. Headwaters at 49 50 - 125 18 on 92F/14.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa