British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan
- 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 Chaucliére 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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