Little Canyon

Feature Type:Canyon (2) - Deep, narrow valley with precipitous walls.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Surrounding Skeena River, above Ferry Island at Terrace, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°31'00''N, 128°33'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103I/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 June 1950 on 103I/10, as labelled on BC map 3M, 1916, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Altered application 11 March 1985 on 103 I/10, applying to the canyon area immediately below the highway/railway bridge.

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

Named after Dudley Little, was one of the founders of Terrace. Local use and application confirmed by March 1984 and again November 1990 by Department of Highways (file T.1.48)

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

Waterfalls here identified as "Ksip-kee-agh" in 1877 CPR Survey Report, according to notation on BC name card.

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