Kitimat Arm

Feature Type:Arm - Long narrow extension of a water body.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Extends North from North end of Douglas Channel, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°52'37''N, 128°45'44''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/15
Related Maps: 103H/15
103I/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904. Confirmed 4 October 1951 on 103I, 5 March 1953 on C.3743 and 2 April 1953 on C.3736.

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

In association with Kitimat River and Kitimat Village, in turn derived from the Tsimsean name for the people who live at the head of this arm - the Gitamaat, "people of the snow." The Kitimat/Kitamaat call themselves Haisla, "dwellers downriver." See Kitimat River.

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