Lax Kw'alaams / Brown Passage / Dundas Island / Ginlulak Creek / Iknouk River / Ishkheenickh River / Kateen River
    
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Lax Kw'alaams, BC (Nearby: Georgetown Mills, Metlakatla, Prince Rupert, Dodge Cove, Port Edward)

  • Brown Passage
  • Brown Passage
  • Dundas Island
  • Ginlulak Creek
  • Iknouk River
  • Ishkheenickh River
  • Kateen River

17 Finlayson St
Lax Kw'alaams, British Columbia
V0V 1H0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Brown Passage - Named in 1793 by Captain Vancouver after the captain of the Butterworth, who had sent out a whaleboat to guide Vancouver to the safe harbour where the Butterworth and two other English ships were anchored.
  • Dundas Island - Named by Captain Vancouver after Henry Dundas (1742-1811), Treasurer of the Royal Navy. Dundas was created Viscount Melville in 1802.
  • Ginlulak Creek - From a Nisgha Indian word meaning 'place of corpses,' referring to the finding of a large number of bones in the creek.
  • Iknouk River - From a Nisgha Indian word having something to do with the old type of halibut hook.
  • Ishkheenickh River - From the Nisgha Indian word meaning 'water out from among the pine tree(s).'
  • Kateen River - Probably derived from the Nisgha Indian word that means 'see fish weirs or traps.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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  • This is the Tsimshian Indian phrase meaning 'place of the wild rose with the small hips' and is now another name for Port Simpson. Before Fort Simpson was established here in 1834 by the HBC, the small island at Port Simpson was a camping ground of the Tsimshian people. Once the fort was built, hundreds of Indians arrived and built a village in the immediate vicinity.


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  • ). After Lieutenant-Commander T.H. Larcom, who commanded HM gunboat Forward, 1868-9, at the end of her service on this coast.


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