Stein 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 NE into Fraser River just above Lytton, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°17'17''N, 121°37'48''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/5
Related Maps: 92I/5
92J/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 408A, Ashcroft, as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, Kamloops and vicinity, by G.M. Dawson et al, 1895, and as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914.

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

"This was the name of an old Thompson Indian village at the mouth of the river."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997

"The name comes from the Nlaka'pamux word "Stagyn", which means "hidden place" referring to the fact that the valley and the extent of the watershed is not very noticeable from the Stein River's mouth on the Fraser River. The valley has been extremely important to the Nlaka'pamux people for thousands of years, both spiritually and for sustenance...." (BC Parks website - Stein Valley Nlaka'pamux Heritage Park)

Source: included with note

Headwaters at 50 14 - 122 16 on 92J/1.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa