Yasodhara Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW into Kootenay Lake between Riondel and Kootenay Bay (community), NE of Nelson, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°43'16''N, 116°51'49''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 January 1979 on 82F/10, as identified in Water Rights Branch files from July 1949 or earlier.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

This creek flows through SL96, SL30 and Lot 4595 in a SE-NW direction. "Yasodhara" is the spelling on the original application for water rights. (May 1963 advice from Water Rights Branch)

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

"In 1906 a parcel of land was sold from Crown Granted land owned by the CPR [and] purchased by Robert Fraser Langford, who created a subdivision in 1907 called Yasodhara Estates. Yasodhara Creek and Langford Creek were both located on this parcel of land." (July 2011 information from Yasodhara Ashram Society, Kootenay Bay)

Source: included with note