Bad River (James Creek)

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE into Herrick Creek, SW of Monkman Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°17'45''N, 121°26'32''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93I/6
Related Maps: 93I/5
93I/6

Origin Notes and History:

James Creek adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, not "Bad River", the long-established local name. Name changed to "Bad River (James Creek)" 21 April 1976 on 93 I/6 to accomodate entrenched local usage.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

After Captain James Herrick MacGregor, BCLS, killed in action WW I. Also Captain Creek, Herrick Creek and MacGregor River.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office