Driscoll Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Fraser River drainage
Flows N into Fraser S of Longworth
53.8661 N 121.4308 W — Map 093H14 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1923
Official in BCCanada

This name was approved by the Geographic Board of Canada in 1923.

Perhaps it was named after Alfred Driscol, who became a Dominion Land Surveyor in 1872. In 1893 he served on a preliminary Alaska-Canada boundary survey, and in 1905 surveyed the Victoria Trail out of Edmonton. As early as 1917 he suggested that the abandoned railway grade between Edmonton and Jasper offered a foundation for a highway, and with Charles H. Grant, president of the Edmonton Good Roads Association, agitated for a road to Jasper. His last year of active practice as a surveyor was 1931. There is no indication that he ever worked in the Robson Valley.


  • MacGregor, James Grierson. Pack Saddles to Tête Jaune Cache. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1962 (reprint 1973)
  • Andrews, Gerald Smedley [1903–2005]. Professional Land Surveyors of British Columbia. Cumulative nominal roll. Victoria: Corporation of Land Surveyors of British Columbia, 1978
  • Valemount Historic Society. Yellowhead Pass and its People. Valemount, B.C.: 1984
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Driscoll Creek

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