Fording 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 S into Elk River N of Sparwood, NE of Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°52'58''N, 114°52'36''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/15
Related Maps: 82G/15
82J/2
82J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1911.

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

As named in 1884 by G. M. Dawson, Geological Survey of Canada, because the trail crosses and recrosses the river [requiring much fording].

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