Alces 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 SE into Peace River, E of Beatton River, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°07'38''N, 120°03'20''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94A/1
Related Maps: 94A/1
94A/8
94A/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 March 1929 on 94/SE, as labelled on BC 1H, 1917; confirmed on numerous subsequent sheets.

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

Labelled "Moose River" on Dominion sheet #511, 1916 (5T235, file H.3.28); presumably to avoid duplication a unique name was sought. "Alces" is the latin name for moose, alces americanus.

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