Bear River
Several Bear Rivers exist in British Columbia. Judging by its proximty to the Cariboo Region and appearance on this 1864 map, the roughly contiguous watershed between Babine (also called Simpson) River and Bear Lake is most likely the feature being referred to. In the area, the term “Bear River” now only refers to a stretch of river north of Bear Lake.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Bear River. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/bear_river.html.

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