Dean River

DEAN RIVER, 241 km, originates in the CHILCOTIN and flows north and west across the rugged wilderness of TWEEDSMUIR PROVINCIAL PARK and through the COAST MTS to empty into the head of DEAN CHANNEL, north of BELLA COOLA. It was named by Capt George VANCOUVER in 1793 after Rev James King, dean of Raphoe, Ireland, and father of a fellow naval officer. Alexander MACKENZIE crossed the river on his 1793 overland passage to the coast. The Dean is an important SALMON spawning river and is world-famous...

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