Cushing Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Fraser River drainage
Flows N into Morkill River E of Mount Bagg
53.6714 N 120.3644 W — Map 093H09 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1925
Official in BCCanada

Adopted in 1925 and so-labelled on Boundary Commission Sheet 36, published in 1925 from surveys of 1923.

Nearby triangulation station “Cushing” is labelled on the 1925 sheet, although it had been identified as “Swanson” on preliminary maps and in the report of the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission (Vol III, p.50). Apparently the creek had been tentatively labelled “Swanson Creek” on preliminary sheet #36 (Ottawa file OBF 0897).

Named after A. B. Cushing, holder of timber licenses along the creek and a large lumber retailer in Calgary. (A. B. Cushing Mills, established 1911, is still in operation.)


  • Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953], and Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Parts IIIA & IIIB, 1918 to 1924. From Yellowhead Pass Northerly. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1925. Whyte Museum
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Cushing Creek

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