Pacific Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Columbia River drainage
Flows SE into Wood River from Athabasca Pass
52.2936 N 118.1214 W — Map 083D08 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1924
Official in BCCanada

The name is presumably connected to the crossing of the continental divide in 1811 by David Thompson [1770–1857], as it is the first watercourse on the Pacific side of Athabasca Pass.

It’s mentioned by Donald “Curly” Phillips [1884–1938] in 1923, after the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission surveys in the area, so perhaps it was named by the Commissioners.


  • Phillips, Donald “Curly” [1884–1938]. “Athabaska Pass to Tonquin Valley via Goat and Fraser Rivers.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 13 (1923):153

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