Emerald 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 S into Kicking Horse River, just below Field (locality) in Yoho National Park NE of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°22'55"N, 116°32'42"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 82N/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904, in association with Emerald Lake, in turn named in 1900 because of its extraordinary colour.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.