Contact Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S across BC-Yukon boundary, into Liard River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°59'48''N, 127°43'31''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94M/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 August 1949 on 95D (Yukon mapsheet); re-approved 7 March 1951 on 94M.

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

So-named to mark the meeting of the north-bound and south-bound construction crews of the Alaska Highway project. It was here, on 25 September 1942, that the crews met and touched bulldozer blades, thereby opening the Fort Nelson to Whitehorse section of the route.

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

Previously approved on September 1, 1949 on 95D. Headwaters in Yukon at 60 10 - 147 45 on 95 D/4. Crosses from Yukon into B.C. at 60 00 - 147 43 30 on 95 D/4.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa