Gilttoyees Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Extends N from Douglas Channel, just SW of Kitimat (municipality), Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°50'09''N, 128°58'24''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/15
Related Maps: 103H/14
103H/15

Origin Notes and History:

Gilttoyees Inlet was adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, being the "northerly branch of Dawson Arm, Douglas Channel." The name Dawson Arm was rescinded and the application of the name Gilttoyees Inlet extended 14 June 1946 on 103SE, to apply to the entire feature. Confirmed 2 October 1952 on 103H and 3 March 1953 on 3743.

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

"Gilttoyees Inlet (not Cult-ta-yees Inlet)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

"The Haisla name Giltu'yis, meaning 'long inlet,' refers to the inlet and the watershed that flow into it. This drainage comprises two Haisla Eagle clan stewardship areas: the eastern side is owned in each generation by the holder of the Haisla name Gepsgu'lazii, and the western side is associated with the name Waksgemi'layu." (information contributed February 2007 by anthropologist James V. (Jay) Powell, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; consultant to Haisla Nation, 2000-present).

Source: included with note