BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Eagle 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 SW into Shuswap Lake at Sicamous, SW of Revelstoke, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°50'35''N, 119°00'39''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.: 82L/14
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 82L/14
82L/15
82L/16
82M/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Eagle River adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904, not "Eagle Creek" as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on Geological Survey sheet 604, Shuswap, 1898, etc.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
So-named by Walter Moberly, because he was led to the discovery of [Eagle Pass] by the flight of eagles that way. See Eagle Pass.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
According to G.M. Dawson, the Indians call this Too-woot (Geological Survey of Canada Report 1877-78, p.27B.)
Source: included with note