The Elbow

Feature Type:Bend (1) - Change in the direction of a watercourse.
Relative Location: Bend in Columbia River just NW of mouth of Bush River, N of Revelstoke, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°46'36''N, 117°41'01''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/13

Origin Notes and History:

The Elbow (river bend) adopted 7 July 1955 on Columbia River Basin manuscript #35 as an established local name. Rescinded 11 March 1974 - this sharp bend in the river has been obscured by creation of Kinbasket Lake (reservoir) behind Mica Dam.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.