Lois 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 SW into Malaspina Strait just E of Lang Bay, SE of Powell River (municipality), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°46'24''N, 124°19'51''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/16

Origin Notes and History:

Decision on C.3591. Established name on BC Forestry Map R27, No. 1.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Labelled "Eagle River" on BC map 2D, 1923. "Lois River (not Eagle River)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

A former Sliammon village, Matkomin (also spelled Metokomem?), was located near the mouth. (Sliammon Treaty Society, March 2004)

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