Ospika River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE then S into Ospika Arm, Williston Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°19'11''N, 123°57'25''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94B/5
Related Maps: 94B/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 June 1914, tributary to Finlay River. Re-approved 4 June 1953 for map 94C, and 1 October 1953 for map 94F. Location description and coordinates of mouth adjusted 30 May 1974, following flooding of valley bottoms behind Bennett Dam.

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

Adapted from the Sekani name for the river, Asbi Gàh (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997). Origin/meaning not provided.

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