Nechako River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE. into Fraser River at Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°55'02''N, 122°42'53''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93G/15
Related Maps: 93F/10

Origin Notes and History:

"Nechaco River" Adopted in the 1909 Gazetteer of British Columbia. Spelling changed 30 June 1910 to "Nechako River" in the 9th Report of Canada, also listed in the 10th Report and 18th Report.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Almost certainly from the Carrier Indian word meaning "big 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, page 211.