Smoky River (Alberta)

Alberta. River: Peace River drainage
Adolphus Lake to Peace River
56°10’57″N N 117°19’59” W — Map 084C03 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1949
Official in Canada

Translation of native name, after smouldering beds of coal in the river banks; in Cree, kas-ka-pi-te; in Stoney swo-da (Tyrrell).

The Smoky River originates in the northern area of Jasper National Park from Adolphus Lake. It then flows north east through the Willmore Wilderness Park until it passes near the town of Grande Cache. It continues north, passes Watino and merges into the Peace River south of the town of Peace River, Alberta.

References:

  • Canadian Board on Geographical Names. Place-names of Alberta. Published for the Geographic Board by the Department of the Interior. Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1928. Hathi Trust
  • Wikipedia. Smoky River

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