Castle Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Fraser River drainage
Flows NE into Fraser River, W of Raush River
53.2269 N 120.0417 W — Map 093H01 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1965
Official in BCCanada

In 1871 Canadian Pacific Railway surveyor James Adams Mahood [d. 1901] left Quesnel with a large party, crossed Dominion Pass, and went down Castle Creek to the Fraser River. The party wintered at the Fraser and the next year continued their fruitless search for a pass suitable for a rail crossing. This crossing with pack animals may have been the first recorded crossing of a glacial pass in Canadian mountains.

— Zillmer

“Dominion Pass” is not a currently recognized name.


  • Zillmer, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “Explorations in the Southern Cariboos.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 27 (1939):48-61

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