Cariboo 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 SW into Quesnel River, just NW of Likely, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°39'45''N, 121°40'32''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93A/12
Related Maps: 93A/11
93A/12
93A/14
93H/2
93H/3

Origin Notes and History:

Cariboo River (not North Fork Quesnel River nor Swamp River) adopted 28 April 1936 on BC map 3G, as recommended by Mr. McCaw, BCLS, and Mr. Campbell, BCLS, in association with Cariboo Lake.

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

Above Cariboo Lake, this was known as Swamp River; below Cariboo Lake this river was known as North Fork Quesnel River, as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of BC, and on Bowman's 1887 map of the Cariboo Mining District, and on BC map 3G, 1914 et seq, and on BC map 1G, 1916.

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