Duncan 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 through Duncan Lake into N end of Kootenay Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°10'44''N, 116°56'08''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82K/2
Related Maps: 82K/11
82K/14
82K/2
82N/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 April 1912 on Ottawa file 0022, as identified in "The Selkirk Range" Vol. 1 by A.O. Wheeler, 1905, page 377.

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

So-labelled on "Sketch Map of part of The Selkirk Range" to illustrate the climbing done in 1890 from Glacier House, from surveys and photographs taken by Messrs. Emil, Huber and Harold W. Topham, FRGS; map drawn by W. Shawe, FRGS, and published for the proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society, 1891. "After John Duncan, an old prospector."

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