Brim 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 S into Owyacumish Bay, W end of Barrie Reach Gardner Canal, S of Kitimat, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°30'41''N, 128°21'55''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/9

Origin Notes and History:

Brim River adopted 2 October 1952 on 103H as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1923A, 1870 et seq, and on BC map 3P, 1924, not "Brim Creek" as had been identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Brim River confirmed 7 May 1953 on C.3745.

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

Presumably named by Captain Pender et al; significance not known.

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

Mis-spelled "Brin River" on BC Reference map 14B (title/date not cited).

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

"... the Haisla name is Uyagemis, meaning 'facing west.' ....both Uyagemis (Brim River) and Anak'edi (0wyacumish Creek) comprise the Haisla Blackfish clan stewardship area that is owned by the holder of the name Gwenaxnud." (information contributed February 2007 by anthropologist James V. (Jay) Powell, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; consultant to Haisla Nation, 2000-present).

Source: included with note