The Thompson Nicola Regional District [TNRD] is a regional district in the province of British Columbia, Canada. On November 24th, 1967 the Thompson-Nicola Regional District was incorporated. The TNRD area generally covers the area from Wells Gray area S to Merritt, and W to Gang Ranch.

"Origin Notes and History (Thompson River):
"Named in 1808 by Simon Fraser, NWC, during his descent of the Fraser River to its mouth; after David Thompson, Canada's great geographer. A charity pupil at Grey Coat School, London, he was apprenticed to the Hudson's Bay Company in 1784; joined the Northwest Company in 1797; explored the length of Columbia River, 1811; British-American Boundary survey, 1815-24. Died of poverty at Longuineil, Quebec, in 1857, age 87. Thompson himself was never on any of the three Thompson Rivers." [ie. Thompson, North Thompson, South Thompson Rivers] Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions

Origin Notes and History (Nicola River):
Adaption of the nickname of a famous Indian chief, grand uncle of the present chief at Douglas Lake (1915). His name was Nwistes-meekin, "walking grizzly bear", but the French-speaking fur traders nicknamed him "Nicolas" and spoke of the district and river as Nicolas' country. Lac de Nicolas and R. Nicholas [sic] are labelled on A.C. Anderson's 1849 manuscript map. The Indians pronounced the nickname N'kuala or Nkwala, and those spellings made their way into the records, eventually simplified to Nicola. 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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Adams Lake Provincial Park; Bush Creek Site

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Adams Lake Provincial Park; Bush Creek Site

Ashcroft

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Ashcroft

Ashcroft to Cache Creek; Highway 97C

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Ashcroft to Cache Creek; Highway 97C

Brookmere; 2009 BC Forest Fire Season

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Brookmere; 2009 BC Forest Fire Season

Brookmere; Kettle Valley Railway Water Tower

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Brookmere; Kettle Valley Railway Water Tower

Cache Creek

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Cache Creek

Castle Rock Hoodoos Provincial Park

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Castle Rock Hoodoos Provincial Park

Chase; Adams Lake Indian Band Reserve Cemetery

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Chase; Adams Lake Indian Band Reserve Cemetery

Chase; Centennial Wharf

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Chase; Centennial Wharf

Corbett Lake; Corbett Lake Lodge

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Corbett Lake; Corbett Lake Lodge

Deadman Falls

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Deadman Falls

Deadman Valley; Hoodoos

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Deadman Valley; Hoodoos

Dot; Kettle Valley Railway, Nicola Bridge #5

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Dot; Kettle Valley Railway, Nicola Bridge #5

Douglas Lake Road

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Douglas Lake Road

Douglas Lake Road; Horses

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Douglas Lake Road; Horses

Douglas Lake Road; Old House

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Douglas Lake Road; Old House

Juniper Beach Provincial Park

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Juniper Beach Provincial Park

Kamloops; Campbell Creek Road - Barnhartvale Road Area

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Kamloops; Campbell Creek Road - Barnhartvale Road Area

Kamloops; CN Railway Station

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Kamloops; CN Railway Station

Kamloops; St. Joseph's Church

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Kamloops; St. Joseph's Church

Lytton Area; Highway 12

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Lytton Area; Highway 12

Merritt to Kamloops; Highway 5A

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Merritt to Kamloops; Highway 5A

Merritt; Craigmont Mines Ltd.

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Merritt; Craigmont Mines Ltd.

Merritt; Provincial Court House

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Merritt; Provincial Court House

Quilchena; Quilchena Hotel

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Quilchena; Quilchena Hotel

Steelhead (Sk'emqin) Provincial Park

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Steelhead (Sk'emqin) Provincial Park

Vidette Lake Recreation Site and Trails BC

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Vidette Lake Recreation Site and Trails BC

Vidette Lake; Gold Mines

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Vidette Lake; Gold Mines

Walhachin Bridge

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Walhachin Bridge