Brittain 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 SE into Princess Royal Reach, Jervis Inlet, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°59'50''N, 124°00'34''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/16
Related Maps: 92F/16
92K/1

Origin Notes and History:

Britain River adopted 1 August 1922 on BC map 2D, as labelled on map #20, 1912 (map title not cited). Spelling changed to Brittain River 6 April 1950 on 92/NW, the correct spelling of the family name.

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

Named after Rowland Brittain, British Columbia's first patent attorney, c1898, who owned land at the mouth of this river 1901-02. Born in England, he came to Victoria in 1888, moving to Vancouver c.1898. Died at Vancouver 10 April 1926, age 69.

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

Identified as Slayathlum River on 7 December 1876 survey plan (Field Book No.IR W.35, NWD, vol II).

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

Headwaters at 50 08 - 124 06 on 92K/1.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa