Farwell Canyon

Feature Type:Canyon (2) - Deep, narrow valley with precipitous walls.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Along Chilcotin River, between Big Creek and Fraser River, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°50'00''N, 122°33'58''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92O/15
   

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 August 1954 on 92 O; a local name, as identified in dominion topographical survey field lists by B.L. Anderson.

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

The waterfall in this canyon were known at one time as "Chilcotin Falls" according to notation on BC name card - now known as Farwell Rapids.

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