Swiftcurrent Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Fraser River drainage
Flows SE into Fraser River, SW of Robson River
53.0167 N 119.2667 W — Map 83E/3 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1898 (McEvoy)
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada

“Swift-current River is an erratic, turbulent stream fed by glaciers. It may sometimes be forded without difficulty in the morning and the same evening be utterly impassable,” wrote James McEvoy [1862–1935], who surveyed the area in 1898.

That same year a placer strike was made on the creek and several prospecting parties flocked in. After working for a season without finding enough gold to pay their expenses, they left.


  • McEvoy, James [1862–1935]. Report on the geology and natural resources of the country traversed by the Yellowhead Pass route from Edmonton to Tête Jaune Cache comprising portions of Alberta and British Columbia. Ottawa: Geological Survey of Canada, 1900. Natural Resources Canada
  • MacGregor, James Grierson [1905–1989]. Overland by the Yellowhead. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1974. Internet Archive

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