Driscoll Creek

Feature type: Creek (1)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows N into Fraser River, S of Longworth
Latitude: 53°52’00”
Longitude: 121°26’00”
NTS map: 93H/14
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

This name was approved by the Geographic Board of Canada in 1923.

Perhaps it was named after Alfred Driscol, who became a Dominion Land Surveyor in 1872. In 1893 he served on a preliminary Alaska-Canada boundary survey, and in 1905 surveyed the Victoria Trail out of Edmonton. As early as 1917 he suggested that the abandoned railway grade between Edmonton and Jasper offered a foundation for a highway, and with Charles H. Grant, president of the Edmonton Good Roads Association, agitated for a road to Jasper. His last year of active practice as a surveyor was 1931. There is no indication that he ever worked in the Robson Valley.

References:

  • Andrews, Gerald Smedly. Professional land surveyors of British Columbia. Cumulative nominal roll. Victoria: Corporation of Land Surveyors of British Columbia, 1978
  • Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. British Columbia representative: D.F. Pearson, director of surveys and mapping, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Victoria..
  • MacGregor, James G. Pack Saddles to Tête Jaune Cache. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1962
  • Yellowhead Pass and its people. Valemount, B.C.: Valemount Historic Society, 1984

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