Fraser River
The Fraser River runs across the province of British Columbia. It flows from the Rocky Mountains, south and west, to its outflow into the Strait of Georgia, near Vancouver.1
The river was named by David Thompson after Simon Fraser (1776-1862)—both men were fur traders with the North West Company, which would, eventually, merge with the HBC.2 At nearly 1400 km in length, the Fraser is the longest river entirely within the British Columbia provincial border.3
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 208.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Fraser 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.

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