Sumgás Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW then S through Kitimat (city) and Kitamaat IR 1 into the mouth of Kitimat River, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°01'30''N, 128°39'30''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103I/2

Origin Notes and History:

Sumgás Creek adopted 4 September 1991 by BC, as submitted by Kitamaat Village Council. Adopted by Department of Indian & Northern Affairs 4 October 2001 on 103I/2.

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

The name "Sumgás" means "place where people render oolichan", describing the activity that took place near the mouth (July 1991 advice from Chief Gerald Amos, Kitamaat Village Council).

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