Ingenika 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
Relative Location: Flows E. into Ingenika Arm, Williston Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°44'18''N, 125°02'13''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94C/11
Related Maps: 94C

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 31 October 1942 on Map 94C, as established on BC Map 5A, 1917, BC Lands Map 1H, 1917, Geological Survey Map 207A, 1928, and BC Lands Map 1L, 1929. Named in association with Ingenika Range, Ingenika Cone, and Ingenika Crag.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff, file A.1.42.

Adapted from the Sekani name for the river, Idini Gàh (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997). Origin/meaning not provided.

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

A Sekani Indian word indicating that the low-lying kinnikinnick shrub (bearberry) is to be found along this river.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; "British Columbia Place Names"; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997, page 137.