BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: The Green Bowl
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
:
Gorge - Deep, narrow, steep-sided valley, usually containing a watercourse
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Just SE of Kinuseo Falls at N end Monkman Provincial Park, Peace River Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°45'08''N, 121°10'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93I/14
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Origin Notes and History:

The Green Bowl (gorge) adopted 7 December 1990 on 93 I/14; a well-established, descriptive name according to BC Parks staff (file M.2.61)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"So-named by Isobel McNaught Perry of Beaverlodge, Alberta, some years before the building of the Monkman Pass Highway 1937-39." (from "People of the Pass", published by Beaverlodge & District Historical Association, 1988).
Source: included with note
Grazing pasture. "The Green Bowl was a place of serenity and beauty. Each end narrowed to a rock cleft which could be sealed off by poles to prevent the horses wandering. A stream flowed throughout its length widening to a pond near the middle. Sixty foot rock cliffs lined it on both sides. It was approximately 1/2 mile long." (December 1979 letter from Guy Moore to Geographical Names Secretariat, Ottawa, file M.2.54)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office