BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Besa River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
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 N into Prophet River, SW of Trutch, Peace River Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 57°39'45''N, 123°17'53''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.: 94G/11
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 94F/8
94G/11
94G/5
94G/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Besa River adopted 6 March 1928; identified as "Bes-ah Creek" on E.B. Hart's 1913-14 map showing his explorations (sheet 5T169); subsequently re-approved 17 January 1952 on 94 G, and 31 October 1953 on 94F. Headwaters at 57 24 55 -124 05 00.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named 1913-14 by E.B. Hart, FRGS. "Leaving Rockies (at) approximate latitude 57 30, running a little E of S to join Prophet river at its' bend. From E to North Valley, 3 miles. Ten thousand acres good bench lands at mouth. Greater part wet moss-covered benches with small growth spruce and pine. Former route for Beaver Indians from Fort St. John with horses, into hunting country around Wah-theea-lee." Meaning/significance not cited.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Headwaters at 57 24 55 -124 05 00.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa