Amiskwi 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 and SE into Kicking Horse River, SW of Field in Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°22'52''N, 116°32'48''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/7
Related Maps: 82N/10
82N/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 30 June 1904.

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

This feature was identified on early maps/documents as "Beavertail River" and "North Branch Kicking Horse River". Amiskwi is the Cree word for "beavertail".

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

Headwaters at 51 36 - 116 40 on 82N/10.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa