Baker Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into Canoe Reach, N of Wood Arm Kinbasket Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°17'25''N, 118°32'39''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/7
Related Maps: 83D
83D/7
83D/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 March 1935 on Jasper Park south. Drainage information very sketchy at that time; more detailed topographic information indicated that Baker Creek is much shorter that originally thought. Application altered 22 February 1963 on 83 D with mouth at 52 24 - 118 40 and headwaters at 52 21 - 118 26. Coordinates of mouth further adjusted 19 March 1974 on 83 D/7, due to flooding of Kinbasket Lake.

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

Had been as identified as "Branch of Canoe River" without a specific name, on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 27, 1921.

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

Named after Col. James Baker, Provincial Secretary and Minister of Mines for BC, 1892 - 1898. First labelled on a map published in 1896 (title not cited in BC files) (information provided by H. Nation, 1934)

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