Goldstream River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE and N into head of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Inlet, Goldstream Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°29'06''N, 123°32'54''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/5

Origin Notes and History:

Goldstream River adopted 30 June 1911 in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, as labelled on BC Lands map "Southeastern Districts of Vancouver Island " 1892 et seq. Appears, in error, as "Goldstream" (without the generic "river") in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed as Goldstream River 6 November 1934 on Ottawa file 1449-5.

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

First known as Gold Stream, referring to the gold diggings in the river. Not labelled on Pemberton's 1855 map, nor is Goldstream Land District identified. Goldstream Land District identified on Mohun's 1884 map of British Columbia.

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