South Fork Fraser River

British Columbia. Former name: Fraser River drainage
Yellowhead Lake to Prince George
Not currently an official name.

The name Fraser River was formally adopted by the Geographic Board of Canada in 1910, as long-identified on maps and in journals. The name was reapproved in 1915 to specifically identify as the main source the channel sometimes known as the South Fork Fraser River (the portion between Yellowhead Lake and Prince George, as indicated on John Arrowsmith’s 1859 map of British Columbia.


  • Arrowsmith, John [1790–1873]. Provinces of British Columbia and Vancouver Island; with portions of the United States and Hudson’s Bay Territories. 1859. UVic
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Fraser River

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