Doré 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 into Fraser River, just NW of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°20'04''N, 120°11'38''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/8
Related Maps: 93H/1
93H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 March 1965 on 93H, as labelled on BC map 3H, 1919.

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

The French word for gold. "The former Fifty Mile Creek, according to trapper Jack Damon, was given its name by a Norwegian prospector named Olson "...who found a few colors in his pan, so he called it 'dore' - golden"." (British Columbia Place Names in the Vicinity of Mount Robson, by James L. Swanson, published by Fraser-Fort George Museum Society, Prince George, 1987)

Source: included with note