Doré River

Feature type: River
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows NE into Fraser River, NW of McBride
Latitude: 53°20’00”
Longitude: 120°12’00”
NTS map: 93H/8
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Doré is French for “golden.” The former Fifty Mile Creek, according to trapper Jack Damon, was given its name by a Norwegian prospector named Olson, “who found a few colors in his pan, so he called it doré, golden. He was a Norwegian Frenchman.” Doré is also another name for the Dolly Varden, but although the fish is found in this river, the name is not common in this area.

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