Dawson Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Columbia River drainage
Flows W into Canoe Reach of Kinbasket Lake
52.2669 N 118.4944 W — Map 083D07 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1895
Name officially adopted in 1974
Official in BCCanada

Adopted in 1954 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 75 as labelled on 1895 map of British Columbia; not “Boulder Creek” as labelled on 1911 map of Kootenay District, flowing into Canoe River.

Coordinates of mouth altered and description changed in 1974, following creation of reservoir behind Mica Dam; now flows west into Canoe Reach, Kinbasket Lake.

Presumably refers to George Mercer Dawson [1849–1910], given the early use of the name.


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