Christian Valley / Kettle River

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Rock Creek, BC (Nearby: Christian Valley, Beaverdell, Carmi, Rhone, Westbridge)

  • Kettle River Watershed
  • Kettle River (at Christian Valley)

4120 BC-3
Rock Creek, British Columbia
V0H 1Y0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Kettle River - The Ne-hoi-al-pit-qua of the Indians and the Colvile River of the early whites.
  • Of the various theories about the name 'Kettle River,' the two most likely are (1) that it comes from the boiling, seething Kettle Falls, known as La Chaucli√©re to early explorers, and (2) that it comes from the round holes, shaped like cauldrons,
  • that water has hollowed out in the rocks. Governor Simpson gave the second explanation in 1847.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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