BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Chilanko 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 S into Chilicotin River above junction of Chilcotin and Chilko Rivers, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°06'55''N, 123°41'04''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.: 93B/4
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 93B/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Chilanko River adopted in the 9th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1910; not "Chilanco River" as had been spelled on Trutch's 1871 map of BC, etc.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
From a Chilcotin Indian word meaning "many beaver river"
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997