Clearwater

Feature Type:District Municipality (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a district municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Surrounding junction of North Thompson and Clearwater Rivers, N of Kamloops, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°38'44''N, 120°01'57''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92P/9
Related Maps: 82M/12
92P/9

Origin Notes and History:

"Clearwater (not Raft River) (flag station)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Clearwater (Station) and Clearwater Station (Post Office) both adopted 3 March 1955 on 92 P. Names combined and form changed to Clearwater (Post Office & Station) 5 August 1961 on 92 P/9. Form of name changed to Clearwater (Community) 15 December 1982 on 92 P/9, located just east of the junction of North Thompson & Clearwater Rivers. Incorporated as a District Municipality per Order in Council 652, 4 October 2007, effective 3 December 2007.

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

Raft River Post Office opened 16 June 1910. Name changed to Clearwater Station Post Office 1 February 1926 in association with CNR's station which had opened c1921-23. Name changed to Clearwater Post Office 11 October 1961.

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