Beaver 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 head of Columbia Reach Kinbasket Lake, NW of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°31'32''N, 117°26'12''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/11
Related Maps: 82N/11
82N/12
82N/3
82N/6

Origin Notes and History:

Beaver River adopted 29 July 1904 for Department of the Interior's topographic map of the Selkirk Range (published in 1906 from surveys by Wheeler in 1902). Coordinates of mouth altered 13 March 1974 on 82N/11, because of flooding of McNaughton (later Kinbasket) Lake.

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

Originally labelled Beaver Creek on Rev. W.S. Green's 1888 map, The Selkirk Range; identified as Beaver River in 1890 journal of climbers Topham and Huber; labelled Beavermouth Creek on 1892 map Rocky & Selkirk Mountains to accompany reports of surveyors Drewry & McArthur; identified as Beaver River in A.O. Wheeler's 1902 report The Selkirk Range.

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

Named by the locating engineers of the CPR. Remarks from data furnished by Mr. H.E. Forster, who accompanied Messrs Topham and Huber in 1890, and identified on list of names with letter dated June 7, 1901 from J.E. Griffith, Gold Commissioner at Golden, to W.F. Robertson, Provincial Mineralogist (Geographic Board of Canada file 0154-82N/12). Headwaters at 51 04 - 117 17 on 82N/3.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa