Adopted 30 June 1900 in the 2nd Report of the Geographic Board of Canada. Re-approved on numerous subsequent maps.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
May have been named by J.C. Gwilliam [government geologist] as labelled on his 1899 map for Geological Survey of Canada (title not cited); significance not recorded.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa