Stikine

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side Stikine River near BC-Alaska boundary, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°42'00''N, 131°48'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 104B/12
Related Maps: 104B
104B/12

Origin Notes and History:

Boundary (Custom Post) adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; form of name changed to Boundary (Locality) 21 January 1955 on 104B. Name changed to Stikine (locality) 15 January 1964 on 104B.

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

A seasonal Customs Office (summer months only) was opened at Boundary, called "Stikeen" (7 November 1963 letter, Ottawa file 104B)

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

From "Stahankane", meaning grande rivière (big river), according to Guivard in "Les noms indiens de mon pays", p. 166.

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