Smoky River (Morkill)

British Columbia. river
Local name of Morkill River
Not currently an official name.

This local name for the Morkill River was in use before the surveyor Dalby Morkill visited the area in 1913. Stanley Washburn camped on the “Big Smoky” in 1909. It appears on the 1915 Provincial Pre-Emptors map as “Morkill (Little Smoky).”


  • Washburn, Stanley [1878–1950]. Trails, trappers and tenderfeet in the new empire of Western Canada. London: A. Melrose, 1912. Hathi Trust
  • 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

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