Puntledge 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 NE. into Courtenay River, Comox Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°41'45''N, 124°59'41''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/10
Related Maps: 92F/10
92F/11
92F/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1922 on Ottawa file OBF 0671.

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

The Puntledge River and the Tsolum River join, and become the Courtenay River.

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

Dr. Robert Brown (Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition) who officially named the river in 1864 said he did so "after the ancient Tribe who lived on its banks" Several years earlier Commander Mayne had noted that the Indians called it the Puntluch River.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.