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Sicamous; Sicamous Narrows

"Origin Notes and History:
Sicamous Narrows was adopted 3 November 1932 on 82L/NW. Confirmed 14 October 1988 on 82L/14 and 82L/15, but applied only to 82L/15. Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Means "place cut through" referring to the narrows between Shuswap and Mara Lakes. Labelled Schikmouse Narrows on Walter Moberley's 1866 map; labelled Schickmous Narrows on Trutch's 1871 map; identified as Shick-a-mows Narrows, meaning "in the middle", by G.M. Dawson, Geological Survey Report 1877-78, p.27B. Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office"

[Cited: BC Government 2013]


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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:Canada
Keywords:2009, 27-Dec-09, British Columbia, CSRD, Canada, Columbia-Shuswap Regional District, Mara Lake, Shuswap Lake, Sicamous, Sicamous; Sicamous Narrows

Sicamous; Sicamous Narrows