Tatshenshini 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 NW then SW across BC-Yukon boundary, then S and W into Alsek River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°28'13''N, 137°44'29''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 114P/5
Related Maps: 114P/11
114P/14
114P/15
114P/5
114P/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 1st Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1898.

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

Tatshenshini Wild, a river rafting tour company, gave the folk etymology "ravens river" as the meaning of the name (July 1993). Champagne-Aishihik First Nation, Haines Junction, disagrees with this interpretation but does not provide an alternate translation or etymology.

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

Headwaters at 59 52 - 136 40 on 114 P/15.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa