Expansion of Bad River (James Creek) at its headwaters
54.3833 N 121.6 W — Map 93I/5 — Google — GeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1959
Official in BC – Canada
We embarked on this lake [Pacific Lake], which is in the same course, and about the same size as that which we had just left [Portage Lake], and from whence we passed into a small river [James Creek or Bad River], that was so full of fallen wood, as to employ some time, and require some exertion, to force a passage. At the entrance, it afforded no more water than was just sufficient to bear the canoe.
- Mackenzie, Alexander [1764–1820]. Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Lawrence through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in the Years 1789 and 1793 with a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Fur Trade of That Country. London: T. Cadell, Jun., and W. Davies, 1803. Internet Archive