Doig 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 SW into Beatton River, NE of Fort St. John, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°25'17''N, 120°39'29''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94A/7
Related Maps: 94A/10
94A/16
94A/7
94A/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 March 1929 on 94SE, as labelled on BC map 3E, 1912, and on BC map 1H, 1917 (file H.3.28).

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

"The origin of the name is not known, however, it is likely a surname." (--- vol.4, p.57)

Source: Place Names of Alberta, Alberta Geographical Names Program and Friends of Geographical Names of Alberta Society, University of Calgary Press, 4 volumes, 1991-1996.

Origin/significance not known. Note that Osborne River (tributary to Doig River) appears on the same 1912 map, having been named by James Akins, DLS, after one G. Osborn, a chainman (survey assistant) on his 1911 survey in the Peace River Block; perhaps "Doig" was another member of Akins' party?

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

Subsequently adopted on other BC and Alberta maps, and on Map of The Northwest Territories (Ottawa file OBF 1014).
Headwaters in Alberta; flows into BC at 56 57-120 00.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa