Robson River

British Columbia. River: Fraser River drainage
Flows SW into River E of Tête Jaune Cache
53.0272 N 119.2581 W — Map 083E03 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in BCCanada

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 dit “Tête Jaune” [d. 1827] had his fur cache somewhere in the vicinity of the Grand Forks, not at the present Tête Jaune Cache, which is near the mouth of the McLennan River.


  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “A. L. Mumm — An Appreciation.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1927–1927):173-175
  • Harvey, Athelstan George [1884–1950]. “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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