Derr Creek

Alberta. Creek: Athabasca River drainage
Flows S into Miette River near Yellowhead Pass
52.8853 N 118.3803 W — Map 083D16 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1900 (McEvoy)
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in Canada

Named by James McEvoy [1862–1935] after S. Derr, a packer and guide from Edmonton.

Fourteen miles in a straight line from the Athabasca, Derr Creek, the largest tributary of the Miette, fiows in through three separate mouths. The valley is here wider than elsewhere and the dry open tract of grassy land between the branching mouths of Derr Creek is known as Dominion prairie.

— McEvoy 1900


  • McEvoy, James [1862–1935]. Report on the geology and natural resources of the country traversed by the Yellowhead Pass route from Edmonton to Tête Jaune Cache comprising portions of Alberta and British Columbia. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada, 1900. Natural Resources Canada
  • Karamitsanis, Aphrodite [1961–]. Place names of Alberta. Volume 1: Mountains, Mountain Parks and Foothills. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1991
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