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°55'01"N, 122°42'52"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93G/15
Related Maps: 93F/10

Origin Notes and History:

"Nechaco River" adopted in the 1909 Gazetteer of British Columbia on 93G/15. 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 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.

Headwaters at 53 39 -124 57 on 93F/10.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa