Tsolum River

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE into Courtenay River, in Courtenay, Comox Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°41'45''N, 124°59'39''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/10
Related Maps: 92F/10
92F/11
92F/14

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

The Tsolum River and the Puntledge River join and become the Courtenay River.

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