Blue River

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side North Thompson River, E of Wells Gray Provincial Park, S of Valemount, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°06'00''N, 119°18'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 83D/3

Origin Notes and History:

Blue River (Post Office & Railway Station) adopted 9 April 1962 on 83D/3, as labelled on BC map 3J, 1917 et seq. Form of name changed to Blue River (Community) 15 December 1982 on 83D/3.

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

Blue River Post Office opened 1 March 1917.

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