BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Goldstream River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows SE and N into head of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Inlet, Goldstream Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 48°29'06''N, 123°32'54''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92B/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Goldstream River adopted 30 June 1911 in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, as labelled on BC Lands map "Southeastern Districts of Vancouver Island " 1892 et seq. Appears, in error, as "Goldstream" (without the generic "river") in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed as Goldstream River 6 November 1934 on Ottawa file 1449-5.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
First known as Gold Stream, referring to the gold diggings in the river. Not labelled on Pemberton's 1855 map, nor is Goldstream Land District identified. Goldstream Land District identified on Mohun's 1884 map of British Columbia.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office