Robson River

Feature type: River
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows SW into Fraser River, E of Tête Jaune Cache
Latitude: 53°02’00”
Longitude: 119°15’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

The Robson River was called Grand River in early journals. Its confluence with the Fraser was called the Grand Forks of the Fraser, a translation of the voyageur name Grande Fourche.

Pierre Bostonais (“Tête Jaune”) had his fur cache somewhere in the vicinity, not at the present Tête Jaune Cache, which is near the mouth of the McLennan River.


  • Canadian Alpine Journal. Banff, Alberta:
  • Harvey, Athelstan G. “The mystery of Mount Robson.” B.C. Historical Quarterly (1937).
  • Story, Norah. The Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1967
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