Sheep Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Smoky River drainage
Flows NE into Smoky River, Alberta., N. of Intersection Mountain
53.8333 N 120 W — Map 083L03 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1912 (Fay)
Name officially adopted in 1965
Official in BCCanada

In 1912 I found myself in a position to take an extended vacation during the summer and I immediately planned to re-visit the Canadian Rockies … I determined to take hunting trip north of the Yellowhead Pass. On August 8th I left a Hinton, a station on the Grand Trunk Pacific Ry., with Fred Brewster, from whom I obtained the outfit of horses. Our definite plans were to get as far as possible into the country beyond the Smoky River — a tributary of the Peace — and there hunt. The real object of our trip was to determine the species of sheep existing in the mountains between the Athabasca and Peace Rivers. After five weeks of travelling through badly fallen timber, which made our progress slow, we reached the head of Sheep Creek, a stream flowing into the Smoky River.

— Fay
References:

  • Fay, Samuel Prescott [1884–1971]. “Mount Alexander.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 6 (1914–1915):121. Alpine Club of Canada
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