Syringa Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S into Lower Arrow Lake, W of Castlegar, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°20'30''N, 117°52'16''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904, described as "flowing south into Columbia River just below Lower Arrow Lake..." Description altered after expansion of Arrow Lakes behind Hugh Keenleyside Dam - this creek now flows into Lower Arrow Lake.

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

After a plant of this name. [Syringa (commonly called Lilac) is a genus of flowering shrubs in the olive family.]

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