Castle Creek

Feature type: Creek
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows NE into Fraser River, W of Raush River
Latitude: 53°14’00”
Longitude: 120°02’00”
NTS map: 93H/1
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
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The name dates to at least 1871, when Canadian Pacific Railway surveyor James A. Mahood 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, Raymond T. [1887–1960]. “Explorations in the Southern Cariboos.” Canadian Alpine Journal, 27 (1939):48-61. Alpine Club of Canada
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