Fitzsimmons Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW into Green Lake, in Whistler (municipality), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°08'42''N, 122°56'42''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 September 1930 on Garibaldi Park Map, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914, and as recommended by Garibaldi Park Board; confirmed 6 September 1951 on 92J.

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

Named after the prospector who first investigated and worked a small mine at the source of the creek. Also Fitzsimmons Glacier and Mount Fitzsimmons.

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

(Bob?) Fitzsimmons built a trail along Fitzsimmons Creek in an effort to haul supplies into an area which he mistakenly hoped to be richly mineralized. His efforts received much sympathy from local inhabitants of the valley and mountaineers of the time.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.