Swift Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Fraser River drainage
Flows SW into McLennan River at Valemount
52°51’00” N 119°18’00” W — Map 83D/14 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1918.
Name officially adopted in 1951. Official in BCCanada

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:

  • McEvoy, James [1862–1935]. “Map Showing Yellowhead Pass Route From Edmonton To Tête-Jaune Cache.” (1900). Natural Resources Canada
  • Topping, William. A checklist of British Columbia post offices. Vancouver: published by the author, 7430 Angus Drive, 1983

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