Babine River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows W into Skeena River, N of Hazelton, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°41'51''N, 127°41'37''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93M/12
Related Maps: 93M/10
93M/11
93M/12
93M/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, etc.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

The upper reaches of this river were once identified as "Simpson River" (map/document title or date not cited)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Babien was the name applied by Northwest Company voyageurs to a sub-tribe of the Carrier Indianns, on account of their habit of wearing "lip" ornaments. See also Babine Lake, for further information.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office