Dog Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows W into Fraser River below Chilcotin River, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°34'56''N, 122°17'37''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92O/9
Related Maps: 92O/9
92P/12
92P/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 28 April 1936 on Ottawa file OBF 1484, as labelled on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on BC map 1G, 1916, and on BC map 3G, 1921, etc.

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

Derived from fact that the Indians left their dogs at creek mouth while hunting. Named by Captain Mason who came up from California and was a resident of a place of that name there - a packer in the early days (letter from F.W. Foster J.P. Victoria - names for Lillooet District, October 9, 1911). File 92. Headwaters at 51 29 - 12138 on 92P/5.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa