Cummins 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 SW into Columbia Reach Kinbasket Lake, between Sullivan and Wood Arms, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°03'08''N, 118°13'02''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/1
Related Maps: 83C/4
83D/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on BC map 5D as labelled on H.B. DeVilliers-Schwab's 1923 "Map of the Clemenceau Group" (Canadian Alpine Journal vol XIV, 1924, p.32); flows SW into Columbia River. Coordinates of mouth adjusted and description changed 17 January 1972 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 33; now flows into Columbia Reach Kinbasket Lake, created by flooding behind Mica Dam.

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

Likely named in 1922 by Alan Carpe, H.B. DeVilliers-Schwab et al, while exploring the Mount Clemenceau area (Canadian Alpine Journal vol XIII, 1923). "...the great dry icefield...must be the chief source of the Cummins River, wherefore we have proposed that it be named Cummins Glacier." (H.B. DeVilliers-Schwab describing the July 1923 first ascent of nearby Mount Clemenceau, published in Canadian Alpine Journal 1924, vol XIV, p 22). Also CAJ vol XVI, pp 16-43, vol XXXVI, pp 121-140, etc.

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

After Arthur Patrick Cummins, CE, BCLS, Gold Commissioner of the Kootenay District, 1890.

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

Headwaters at 52 10 - 117 59.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa