Racing 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 N into Toad River, below Muncho Lake Provincial Park, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°55'09''N, 125°03'15''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94K/14
Related Maps: 94K/11
94K/14
94K/2
94K/6
94K/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 25 November 1944 on 94/NW, as labelled on BC map 1H, 1917 et seq. Re-approved 7 May 1953 on 94K/11 and 2 July 1953 on 94K and 94K/14.

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

About 56 miles long. Source is the glaciated area north of Mount Ortona (approximately 58 13 - 124 50 on map 94K/2.)

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

"Racing River" is a translation of it's Indian name, Chles-teel-ee-tua (advice from E.B. Hart).

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa