Flows S into Thompson River, N of Kamloops
50°40’54” N 120°20’27 W Google — GeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1875 (Pemberton).
Name officially adopted in 1912. Official in BC — Canada
Identified as North River in Canada Gazette, 14 October 1865. Subsequently designated North Branch of Thompson River; labelled “Thompson River, North Branch” on Joseph Despard Pemberton’s 1871 map of British Columbia.
This name appears as “North Branch of Thompson” on B.C. Surveyor General Joseph William Trutch’s 1871 “Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude.”
- Trutch, Joseph William [1826–1904]. Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude. Victoria, B.C.: Lands and Works Office, 1871. University of Victoria