James Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: Flows SE into Herrick Creek, SW of Monkman Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°18'00''N, 121°26'00''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 93I/6
Related Maps: 93I/5
93I/6

Origin Notes and History:

James Creek adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, not "Bad River", the long-established local name. Name changed to "Bad River (James Creek)" 21 April 1976 on 93 I/6 to accomodate entrenched local usage.

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

After Captain James Herrick McGregor, BCLS, killed in action WW I. Also Captain Creek, Herrick Creek and McGregor River. See McGregor River for origin information.

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