Liard River
The Liard River is 1,115 km long; it flows through the southeastern Yukon, in northern British Columbia, and the Rocky Mountains, on its way to its junction at the Mackenzie River near Fort Simpson.
It was named after the French word for a species of poplar tree, or “liards”, that cluster along the banks of the river.1 The Liard served as a transport and trade route during the Klondike gold rush.2
  • 1. James Marsh, Liard River, The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  • 2. Ibid.
Mentions of this place in the documents
    The Colonial Despatches Team. Liard 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/liard_river.html.

    Last modified: 2020-12-02 13:40:34 -0800 (Wed, 02 Dec 2020) (SVN revision: 5008)