Thompson River, 489 km long, rises in the Cariboo district of the Rocky Mountains and flows south as the North Thompson River. It is joined at Kamloops by the South Thompson R from Shuswap Lk, and the 2 flow united, carrying their blue-green waters into the Fraser River at Lytton. The banks of the lower course are hilly and almost barren, except for sagebrush, and many of the spectacular terraces are used for cattle grazing and fodder crops. Both the CPR and CNR transcontinental lines follow the river from Kamloops to Lytton. Simon Fraser mistakenly believed that David Thompson had found the river, and named it for him.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Thompson River". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 January 2018, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thompson-river. Accessed 18 February 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Marsh, J., Thompson River (2018). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thompson-river
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H., "Thompson River". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; last modified January 16, 2018. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thompson-river
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- James H. Marsh, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Thompson River", last modified January 16, 2018, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thompson-river
|Article by||James H. Marsh|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|
Thompson River, 489 km long, rises in the Cariboo district of the Rocky Mountains and flows south as the North Thompson River.
The South and North Thompson Rivers meet at Kamloops in BC and pour into the Fraser at Lytton (Corel Professional Photos).