Braathen Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into Colbourne Creek, SE of Mackenzie, Cariboo Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 55°03'11''N, 122°44'24''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93O/2

Origin Notes and History:

Canyon Creek adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on Reference Map 49 (date not cited). Name changed to Braathen Creek 5 September 1957 on 93O/2, to avoid confusion with numerous other "Canyon" creeks.

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

Named to remember RCAF Flying Officer Harold Braathen, J27500, from Prince George; serving as a navigator with 44 (RAF) Squadron when he was killed in action 5 July 1944. Buried at Maressel French National Cemetery, Oise, France, coll. grave 284.

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