Origin Notes and History:
Decision in 18th Report, 1924.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Named by Captain Vancouver after George Pitt, 1st Baron Rivers (1722?-1802), a writer and politician, chiefly famous for the beauty of his wife, Penelope, whom he married in 1746. Horace Walpole described Lady Rivers as "all loveliness within and without" and Lord Rivers as "her brutal and half-mad husband."
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.