Nadina 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 E into W end Fran├žois Lake, S of Houston, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°58'41''N, 126°30'07''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93E/15
Related Maps: 93E/14
93E/15

Origin Notes and History:

"Nadina River (not Nadinaka nor Nadinalo)" Adopted in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906; re-approved 15 July 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 376A, and 13 March 1947 on 93/SW (file T.1.36).

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

Labelled "Na-di-na-ko River" on 1879 Geological Survey of Canada map of BC & NWT: Pacific Ocean to Fort Edmonton, and on 1893 BC Lands map of the Northern Coast of British Columia; labelled "Nadinaka River" on 1903 BC Lands map of British Columbia.

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

In association with the solitary and prominent mountain at its' source, Na-di-na, "standing up alone".

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

In spite of the long-established name Nadinako ("water coming from Nadina") - undoubtedly a name he would have known through his long years in the area - Father A.G. Morice, OMI, labelled this "Mazenod River" on his 1907 Map of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, probably a gesture toward a Jesuit personage or patron of the church.

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