Coldwater 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 NE and NW into Nicola River at Merritt, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°06'53''N, 120°48'15''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/2
Related Maps: 92H/11
92H/14
92H/15
92I/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 421A, Hope, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

On G.M. Dawson's map Interior of B.C. Canadian Geological Survey No. 127, 1877. Headwaters at 49 39 - 121 05.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Traditional name is Ntstlatko, meaning "cold water".

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

From its Shuswap name, Tsillatko, "cold water." (Dawson, G.M, Notes on the Shuuswap Peoople of British Columbia; Transactions, Royal Society of Canada, Sec II, 1891, p.43)

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions