Swift Creek

Name officially adopted in 1951
Earliest known reference to this name is 1918
Feature type: Creek (1)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows SW into McLennan River at Valemount
Latitude: 52°51’00”
Longitude: 119°18’00”
NTS map: 83D/14
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
Google Maps

The Cranberry Lake post office was changed to Swift Creek in 1918. In 1927, the Canadian National Railway decided to move the Swift Creek railway station and name it Valemount, the “valley in the mountains.”

References:

  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *