Big Silver Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S into NE side Harrison Lake, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°34'45''N, 121°50'14''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/12
Related Maps: 92H/12
92H/13

Origin Notes and History:

Big Silver Creek adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 442A, Hope, as an established local name, and as labelled on Department of Interior sheet 18, Okanagan, 1923; and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, and as labelled on BC Lands map of British Columbia, 1933.

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

Had been labelled "Silver Creek" on Dominion Sectional sheet #11, Yale, 1913, and on BC map 2B, 1914.

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

zácta is the Ucwalmícwts name - the language of the Lower Lillooet people - for Big Silver Creek. (June 2007 advice from Maurice DePaoli, Cultural Researcher and Heritage Resources Advisor for In-SHUCK-ch Nation.) [pronunciation and origin information to follow.]

Source: included with note

Settlement at the mouth of this creek is called "Silver River" according to 1965 advice from Forest Ranger, Harrison Hot Springs.

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

Headwaters at 49 51 - 121 53 on 92H/13.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa