McLennan River

Feature type: River
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows N into Fraser River at Tête Jaune Cache
Latitude: 52°58’05”
Longitude: 119°27’40”
NTS map: 83D/14
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
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In 1871-72, Canadian Pacific Railway surveyors Roderick McLennan and Charles Horetzky made a reconnaisance from the Big Bend of the Columbia River up to the North Thompson River. McLennan left Kamloops on August 19, 1871, and in October decided to winter his party in the vicinity of Tête Jaune Cache. He built a camp four or five miles upstream from the Canoe River on what consequently came to be named Camp Creek. In 1872 he undertook an expedition to Moose Lake.

“The stream here called McLennan River, its real source, is also known as Mica Creek,” reported Munday in 1925.


  • Andrews, Gerald Smedly. Professional land surveyors of British Columbia. Cumulative nominal roll. Victoria: Corporation of Land Surveyors of British Columbia, 1978
  • MacGregor, James Grierson, 1905-1989. Overland by the Yellowhead. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1974
  • Munday, W. A. D. “In the Cariboo Range — Mt. David Thompson.” Canadian Alpine Journal, (1925):130-136. Alpine Club of Canada. p. 136

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