Bulkley River ( left) flows into the Skeena River ( right) at Hazelton
Position of the Bulkley River in the catchment area of the Skeena River
The Bulkley River is a major tributary of the Skeena River in northwestern British Columbia.
It is known for its river steelhead. Measured from the source of the inflow Maxan Creek, the total length of the Bulkley River 257 km. Its catchment area covers 12,400 km ².
Along the Bulkley River, the highway runs 16 The Bulkley River flowing past the Bulkley Lake at Perov and meets at Houston on its largest and most significantly water-rich tributary, the Morice River. The Bulkley River continues its way north continues to Quick, Telkwa and Smithers over. In Hazelton he finally empties into the Skeena River.
The living in Bulkey Valley First Nations called the Bulkey River Wet'sinkwha or Wa Dzun Kwuh and described themselves as Wet'suwet'en ( "people along the Wa Dzun Kwuh ").
The river was later named Bulkley River in honor of Colonel Charles Bulkley, a surveyor, whose team explored the area in 1866 for the establishment of a Russian-American telegraph lines.