Small Creek

Creek. British Columbia: Flows S into Fraser River, E of Croydon
53°03’00” N 119°38’00” W — Map 83E/4 — Google
Earliest known reference to this name is 1871 (Trutch).
Name officially adopted in 1951. Official in BCCanada

“Small River” appears on B.C. Surveyor General Joseph William Trutch’s 1871 “Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude.”

In 1909, Stanley Washburn said this name was one of those “given by the trappers.”


  • Trutch, Joseph William [1826–1878]. Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude. Victoria, B.C.: Lands and Works Office, 1871. University of Victoria
  • Washburn, Stanley [1878-1950]. Trails, trappers and tenderfeet in the new empire of Western Canada. London: A. Melrose, 1912. University of Alberta

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