BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Courtenay River
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Feature Types.
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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
Relative Location: Flows SE through Courtenay into Comox Harbour, E side Vancouver Island, Comox Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°40'49''N, 124°58'31''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.: 92F/10
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 April 1922 on Ottawa file OBF 0671, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 580, 1865 et seq.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Name applies to the channel below the confluence of the Puntlege and Tsolum Rivers
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1860 after Captain (later Rear Admiral) George William Courtenay of H.M.S. Constance, 50 guns, on the Pacific Station 1846-49....
Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)