Camp Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Columbia River drainage
Flows N into Canoe River
52.75 N 119.25 W — Map 83D/14 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1919 (BC map 3H)
Name officially adopted in 1961
Official in BC

The camp was that of Canadian Pacific Railway surveyor Roderick McLennan, who wintered here in 1871–72.

Not associated with the famous Boat Encampment of David Thompson [1770–1857] (also known as Canoe Encampment).

“Camp Creek” south of Valemount appears in the current British Columbia gazetteer, but not in Canadian, an unusual situation.


  • MacGregor, James Grierson. Overland by the Yellowhead. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1974. Internet Archive
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