South Fork Fraser River

British Columbia. Former name
Yellowhead Lake to Prince George

The name Fraser River was formally adopted by the Geographic Board of Canada in 1910, as long-identified on maps and in journals. The name was reapproved in 1915 to specifically identify as the main source the channel sometimes known as the South Fork Fraser River (the portion between Yellowhead Lake and Prince George).

References:

  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. Fraser River. BCGN
  • Arrowsmith, John [1790–1873]. Provinces of British Columbia and Vancouver Island; with portions of the United States and Hudson’s Bay Territories (1859). UVic
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