BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Tchaikazan River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NE then E into Upper Taseko Lake, E of Chilko Lake, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°12'38''N, 123°35'46''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.: 92O/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0836, as labelled on BC map 2D, 1923.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"The Chilcotin name is Ts^icheza'on, named after a prominent black spire visible from the river valley... the waterfall on the river is called nataghelts'ig." (from an interview with Henry Solomon, Nemaiah Valley, about place names and resources in the Nemaiah Valley-Taseko Lakes-Yohetta Valley area, conducted by Robert Tynhurst 24 July 1983)
Source: included with note