Arctomys Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE into Moose River in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°03'31''N, 118°53'04''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 November 1973 on 83 E/2.

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

Named in relation to Arctomys Valley, in turn named because of the numbers of hoary marmots in the area (Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol IX, 1912, p. 24&25).

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

Headwaters at 53 05 - 118 53.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa