Lussier 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 SW into Kootenay River below Canal Flats, N of Cranbrook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°54'19''N, 115°44'11''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/13
Related Maps: 82G/13
82G/14
82J/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 11th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1911. Confirmed 2 December 1948 on Columbia River Basin manuscript #58.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Labelled "Sheep Creek" on BC Lands' map 1EM, 1915.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

"Named by David Thompson in 1808, after E. Lussier, one of his men who had recently lost his baggage in crossing Moyie River."

Source: 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1917, Ottawa)