Kiskatinaw 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 N then NE into Peace River, W of Dawson Creek (city), Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°05'26''N, 120°09'54''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94A/1
Related Maps: 93P/1
93P/10
93P/15
93P/16
93P/2
93P/8
93P/9
94A/1

Origin Notes and History:

Kiskatinaw River adopted 14 March 1929 as labelled on BC map 1H, 1917. Confirmed 24 October 1945 on 94SE and 6 September 1951 on 94A/SE.

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

Kiskatinaw is the Cree name for the river, and means "cutbank". Had been labelled "Cutbank River" on early maps (titles/dates not cited).

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

River flows through map sheets from 93P/2 to 93P/1 to 93P/8 to 93P/9 to 93P/10 to 93P/15 to 93P/16 to 94A/1. Headwaters at 55 02 - 120 41 on 93P/2.

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