British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast
- Asked why he named this settlement Cinema, Dr. Lloyd Champlain is reported to have replied, 'Cinema means action. Cinema is pictures in motion, and that is what we are, action.'
- On the other hand, according to a local history published by the Dixon Women's Institute, Dr. Champlain and his housekeeper hit on the name to commemorate a trip they made to Hollywood around 1920.
- Cinema post office opened on 2 January 1924 and closed on 12 January 1964.
- Hixon - After Joseph Foster Hixon, who sought gold here in 1866.
- Lumpy Lake - It is not the lake but the surrounding terrain that is lumpy --- with eroded dunes, eskers, and a rough logging road.
- Marcel Hills - Named by the veteran surveyor Forin Campbell, who recalled, 'These hills were very wavy hills and there was an Englishman with me who said they looked like a woman's marcel.’
- Naver Creek - A shortened form of Strathnaver.
- Nelson Kenny Lake - After Nelson Clarke Kenny, BCLS, killed in World War I.
- Punchaw Lake - Derived from the Carrier Indian word meaning 'big lake.'
- West Road River - Named by Alexander Mackenzie in 1793. When he turned westward from the Fraser River to strike overland to the Pacific, he travelled along stretches of this river.
- Mackenzie's name was in abeyance for many years, during which, because of its colour, this was known as the Blackwater River.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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