Origin Notes and History:
Peace River-Liard Regional District incorporated per Order in Council effective 31 October 1967; name confirmed 4 April 1974 on MCR-5, sheet 3. Split into 2 regional districts: Fort Nelson-Liard Regional District and Peace River Regional District, per OIC 2123/87 effective 22 October 1987. Fort Nelson Regional District renamed Northern Rockies Regional District, per OIC 374/99 effective 26 March 1999.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office