Eagle 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 Shuswap Lake at Sicamous, SW of Revelstoke, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°50'35''N, 119°00'39''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82L/14
Related Maps: 82L/14
82L/15
82L/16
82M/2

Origin Notes and History:

Eagle River adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904, not "Eagle Creek" as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on Geological Survey sheet 604, Shuswap, 1898, etc.

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

So-named by Walter Moberly, because he was led to the discovery of [Eagle Pass] by the flight of eagles that way. See Eagle Pass.

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

According to G.M. Dawson, the Indians call this Too-woot (Geological Survey of Canada Report 1877-78, p.27B.)

Source: included with note