Bowron 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 NW then NE into Fraser River, E of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°03'30''N, 121°49'35''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93I/4
Related Maps:
93G/16 93H/12 93H/13 93H/2
93H/3 93H/5 93H/6 93I/4
93J/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917. See Bowron Lake.

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

Had been labelled "Bear River" on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on Geological Survey map of the Cariboo Mining District, by Amos Bowman, 1887, and on BC Lands' map of Central District of Cariboo, 1898. Identified as Bear River on index insert on BC map 3G, 1913. Labelled "Bowron (Bear) River" on BC Lands' maps 3G, Quesnel, 1914, and 1G, 1916.

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

Reid Creek identified on name card as old name for Bowron River (map/document title or dates not cited); origin/significance of "Reid" not recorded.

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