Smoky River (Morkill)

British Columbia. River: Fraser River drainage
Local name of Morkill River
53.6 N 120.7 W GoogleGeoHack
Not currently an official name.

This local name for the Morkill River was in use before the surveyor Dalby Brooks Morkill [1880–1955] visited the area in 1913. Stanley Washburn [1878–1950] 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. New York and London: Henry Holt, Andrew Melrose, 1912. Hathi Trust

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