Koeye 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
Pronounced: kway
Relative Location: Flows W into Fitz Hugh Sound, S of Bella Bella, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°46'34''N, 127°52'34''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92M/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 May 1946 on C384, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #1923 B, 1867 et seq, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

A Heiltsuk word, possibly meaning "sitting on the water"

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