Nicolum 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 NW into Coquihalla River, E of Hope, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°21'59''N, 121°22'05''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/6

Origin Notes and History:

Nicolum River adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Form of name changed to Nicolum Creek 22 May 1942 on 92H/6 as recommended by Dominion Topographic Survey to more accurately describe the relative size of the feature. Name changed back to Nicolum River 16 January 1991 on 92H/6, being the long-established local name for the feature.

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

Spelled "Nkalaoum River" on Arrowsmith's 1862 map. Spelled "Nicolume River" on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on Geological Survey sheet 363, 1888.

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