Kokish 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 Beaver Cove, SE. of Englewood, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°31'53''N, 126°52'17''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10
Related Maps: 92L/10
92L/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 May 1933 on Geological Survey sheet Nimpkish, as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919 et seq, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

According to Mungo Martin, Kokish is corrupted from the Indian word "Gwegis", meaning "place where river spreads"

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

From the Kwakiutl name for the ancient village site at the mouth of the river, k'wagis, meaning "notched beach".

Source: Museum at Campbell River (spring 2001)