Robson 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 SW into Fraser River at NW end of Mount Robson Provincial Park, N of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°01'38''N, 119°15'29''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 February 1923 as submitted by land surveyor A.O. Wheeler.

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

Labelled Grand Fork on GSC map "Yellowhead Pass Route from Edmonton to Tete-Jaune Cache" by G.M. Dawson, 1900, and on topo map "Mount Robson and Mountains of the Continental Divide North of Yellowhead Pass" drawn by A.O. Wheeler 1911 to accompany Reports of the Alpine Club of Canada's Expedition that year (published in Canadian Alpine Journal vol IV, 1912.

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