Atlin 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 NW from Atlin Lake into Graham Inlet, Tagish Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°37'19''N, 133°51'15''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104N/12
Related Maps: 104N/12
104N/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 1st Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1898.

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

Labelled Atlinto River on 1897 "Map of the Canadian Yukon and Northern Territory of British Columbia", published for the Year Book of British Columbia. Labelled Atlin River on Geological Survey 1898 map of Yukon District and Adjacent British Columbia. "...still referred to by old timers as "Atlinto River." (7 November 1955 letter, Ottawa file 104N). See Atlin Lake.

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