Spatsizi River

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The Spatsizi River is a tributary of the Stikine River, rising near Mount Gunanoot in the southeastern Spatsizi Plateau, British Columbia.

"Spatsizi" is a phrase from the Sekani language meaning "red goat", a reference to the habit of mountain goats in the region of rolling in the red dust of a particular mountain, making their coat-hair red.

See also[edit]


  • "Spatsizi River". BC Geographical Names.
  • "Spatsizi Plateau". BC Geographical Names.

Coordinates: 57°43′00″N 128°06′00″W / 57.71667°N 128.10000°W / 57.71667; -128.10000