Houston (District) / Morice River

Phone : (250) 845-2238
Your Host(s) : Municipal Administration

Houston, BC (Nearby: Barrett Lake, North Bulkley, Perow, Quick, Wiley)

  • Houston
  • Morice River

3367 - 12th Street
Houston, British Columbia
V0J 1Z0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Houston - In 1910, as a result of a newspaper contest for a suitable name, this settlement was named after John Houston, the first newspaperman in Prince Rupert.
  • Earlier Houston had been the first mayor of Nelson, where he had edited the Tribune. He was a man with a rather dubious reputation.
  • Morice River - Named after Father Adrien Gabriel Morice, OMI (1859-1938). For twenty years, 1883-1904, amid his missionary endeavours, Father Morice systematically explored north-central British Columbia.
  • Working with only a watch, a telemeter, a compass, a mountain barometer, and a sounding line, he produced the first real map of the area.
  • Controversy exists as to whether Victoria deliberately suppressed Morice's names for the lakes, rivers, and mountains first discovered by him, or if he supplied his information only after government surveys had established a different set of names.
  • Certainly the relationship between the peppery French priest and the stolid civil servants in Victoria was not a happy one. Among Father Morice's books, mention must be made of his History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia.
  • MORICE LAKE and MORICETOWN are also named after Father Morice.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

Morice River

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Harry Davis, 6km
  • Summit Lake, 8km
  • Mathews Lake, 6km
  • Silverthorne Lake, 9km
  • Helen Lake, 11km
  • Hidden Lake, 12km
  • Wilson Lake, 11km
  • McKilligan Lake, 8km
  • Klinger Lake, 8km
  • Dunalter Lake, 11km
  • Vallee Lake, 11km
  • Barrett Lake, 10km
  • Fishpan Lake, 14km
  • Grouse Mountain, 18km
  • McQuarrie Lake, 19km
  • South Lake, 19km
  • Coppermine Lake, 19km
  • North Lake, 19km
  • Mount Morice, 17km
  • Farewell Lake, 23km
  • Old Man Lake, 16km
  • Gilmore Lake, 19km
  • McBrierie Lake, 17km
  • China Nose Mountain, 18km
  • Lars Lake, 18km
  • Parrott Lakes, 31km
  • Neuch Lakes, 31km
  • Emil Lake, 33km
  • Sunset Lake, 21km
  • Deception Lake, 34km
  • Cole Lake, 34km
  • Swans Lake, 20km
  • George Lake, 34km
  • Tsalit Mountain, 30km
  • Guess Lake, 36km
  • Burbridge Lake, 36km
  • Findlay Lake, 31km
  • Coffin Lake, 28km
  • Owen Lake, 37km
  • Klate Lake, 36km
  • Dome Mountain, 39km
  • Goosly Lake, 30km
  • Elwin Lake, 23km
  • Sam Lake, 32km
  • Tsalitpn Lake, 34km
  • Bellelliot Lake, 40km
  • Park Lake, 42km
  • Round Lake, 34km
  • Nadina Mountain, 37km
  • Day Lake, 25km