Dawson Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows W into Canoe Reach, Kinbasket Lake, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°16'01''N, 118°29'40''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/8
Related Maps: 83D/7
83D/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 Febuary 1954 on Columbia River Basin manuscript 75, as labelled on 1895 map of British Columbia; not "Boulder Creek" as labelled on 1911 map of Kootenay District; flows west into Canoe River. Coordinates of mouth altered and description changed 19 March 1974, following creation of reservoir behind Mica Dam; now flows west into Canoe Reach, Kinbasket Lake.

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

Presumably refers to George M. Dawson, given the early use of the name. [see Dawson Creek (city) for biographical information.]

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