Tchaikazan 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 then E into Upper Taseko Lake, E of Chilko Lake, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°12'38''N, 123°35'46''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92O/4

Origin Notes and History:

"The Chilcotin name is Ts^icheza'on, named after a prominent black spire visible from the river valley... the waterfall on the river is called nataghelts'ig." (from an interview with Henry Solomon, Nemaiah Valley, about place names and resources in the Nemaiah Valley-Taseko Lakes-Yohetta Valley area, conducted by Robert Tynhurst 24 July 1983)

Source: included with note

Adopted 6 May 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0836, as labelled on BC map 2D, 1923.

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