Homathko 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 Tatlayoko Lake then SW and S into head of Bute Inlet, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°55'52''N, 124°51'37''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/15
Related Maps: 92K/15
92N/10
92N/15
92N/16
92N/2
92N/7
92N/8
92N/9

Origin Notes and History:

Homathko River adopted 26 June 1911, applying to the channel labelled "East Branch (Homathko River)" on BC map 1G, 1916. [the channel labelled "West Branch (Homathko River)" has since been named Mosley Creek.]

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

From the Mainland Comox Indian word meaning "swift water"

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997

Named after an Indian tribe on Bute Inlet.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Rises in an unnamed lake at 51 42 39 - 124 36 15 within 92N/20 map area, and flows northeast for a few miles before looping southerly and flowing through Tatlayoko Lake...

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