The Green Bowl

Feature Type:Gorge - Deep, narrow, steep-sided valley, usually containing a watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just SE of Kinuseo Falls at N end Monkman Provincial Park, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°45'08''N, 121°10'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93I/14

Origin Notes and History:

The Green Bowl (gorge) adopted 7 December 1990 on 93 I/14; a well-established, descriptive name according to BC Parks staff (file M.2.61)

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

"So-named by Isobel McNaught Perry of Beaverlodge, Alberta, some years before the building of the Monkman Pass Highway 1937-39." (from "People of the Pass", published by Beaverlodge & District Historical Association, 1988).

Source: included with note

Grazing pasture. "The Green Bowl was a place of serenity and beauty. Each end narrowed to a rock cleft which could be sealed off by poles to prevent the horses wandering. A stream flowed throughout its length widening to a pond near the middle. Sixty foot rock cliffs lined it on both sides. It was approximately 1/2 mile long." (December 1979 letter from Guy Moore to Geographical Names Secretariat, Ottawa, file M.2.54)

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