Lillooet 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 SE through Lillooet Lake into Harrison Lake, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°44'50''N, 122°08'44''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/9
Related Maps: 92G/16
92G/9
92J/1
92J/11
92J/12
92J/2
92J/6
92J/7

Other Recorded Names:

Liĺwat River

Origin Notes and History:

Lillooet River adopted 26 June 1911, as labelled on A.C. Anderson's 1849 map, et seq. See Lillooet (municipality) for origin information.

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

nkúkwtsa is the Ucwalmícwts name - the language of the Lower Lillooet people - for the portion of Lillooet River below Lillooet Lake (June 2007 advice from Maurice DePaoli, Cultural Researcher and Heritage Resources Advisor for In-SHUCK-ch Nation.) [Pronunciation and origin information to follow.]

Source: included with note

See the name record for 'Liĺwat River' for more information on the UcwalmÌcwts name for Lillooet River.

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