Kitsalas

Feature Type:Village (2) - An unincorporated populated place.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: On Skeena River, N. of Zymoetz River, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°34'00''N, 128°27'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103I/9

Origin Notes and History:

"Kitsalas (Town), not Kitselas" adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada. Identified as Kitsalas (Old Indian Village) in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form & spelling of name changed to Kitselas (Station) 2 March 1939 on 103 I....

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

Kitsalas is an Indian word meaning "People of village at the canyon" (18th Report).

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