BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: McGillivray
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side of Anderson Lake, between Lillooet and Pemberton, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°37'00''N, 122°26'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92J/9
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Origin Notes and History:

McGillivray Falls (Post Office & Station) adopted 6 September 1951. Form of name changed to McGillivray (Station) 22 June 1967; form of name changed to McGillivray (Community) 19 September 1978; form of name changed to McGillivray (Locality) 29 November 1984 (Ottawa file 203-2).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"McGillivray" identified as a station in 1928 PGE timetable, named in association with Mount McGillivray. McGillivray Falls Post Office opened 1 June 1929. PGE agreed in 1951 to change their station name to McGillivray Falls, to match post office name. Station not listed in timetables April 1958 onward. Post office closed 3 May 1961.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office