Bush 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 S into Bush Arm (Columbia Reach), Kinbasket Lake, NW of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°48'24''N, 117°21'59''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/14
Related Maps: 82N/14
83C/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1911, flowing southwest into Columbia River at 51 44 30 - 117 38 10. Confirmed in the 18th Report, 31 March 1924. Altered application 11 March 1974 on 82N/14 and description changed (now flows into Bush Arm, Columbia Reach).

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

The channel labelled "North Fork Bush River" on BC map 1EM confirmed as the main channel of Bush River, and the channel labelled "South Branch Bush River" on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet 19, 1918, was named Valenciennes River in the 18th Report, 31 March 1924. Lower reaches of Bush River have since been flooded behind Mica Dam.

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

Headwaters at 52 05 - 117 30 on 83C/3.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Descriptive name, referring to the dense forest to the water's edge.

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