Earliest known reference to this name is 1913
Feature type: Creek (1)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows SW into Fraser River, NW of Dunster
Latitude: 53°10’00” N
Longitude: 119°55’00” W
NTS map: 83E/4
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
Brothers Alfred, Walter, and Howard Holliday came into the valley around 1909 with the surveyors of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Caught by winter near the creek that bears their name, their boats froze into the Fraser River.
Land surveyor Dalby Morkill reported in 1913 that at “Holliday Creek (formerly known as Baker Creek) W. Sweeny and W. Holliday had equal success with garden-truck which they put in as an experiment, and a patch of barley. The two later built a water-wheel on the river and during the month of June irrigated their garden.” Their field was said to have been the first one plowed in the district. In 1962 Walter Holliday paid a brief visit to McBride and Dunster to locate the land where he and his brothers before lived the steel arrived.
- Morkill, Dalby Brooks [1880–1955]. Report on Survey of the south fork of Fraser River from Horse Creek to Beaver River, Cariboo District. December 28, 1912. Victoria: Government of British Columbia, 1913
- Robson Valley Courier. Weekly newspaper published by Pyramid Press of Jasper from 1968–88 .
- Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860-1945]. “A. L. Mumm — An Appreciation.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1926–1927):173. Alpine Club of Canada