Sims Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE into Elaho River just below Clendinning Creek, NE of Princess Louisa Inlet Jervis Inlet, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°15'05''N, 123°35'25''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0836, as labelled on BC map 2D, Powell Lake, 1923.

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

Refers to Sims Timber Co. Ltd, who held timber licence as mouth of the creek. Previously identified as "West Fork Elaho River" in Forestry files.

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

A 17,000+ hectare area incorporating much of the Sims Creek watershed has been identified by Squamish Nation as a Wild Spirit Place, called Nexw-áyantsut (pronounced nook eye un sote). A Wild Spirit Place is an area of cultural, spiritual and/or ecological significance to the Squamish Nation. Nexw-áyantsut includes important old growth forest and riparian habitat in the mid and upper portions of the valley, and offers outstanding backcountry recreation and tourism potential. (Squamish Nation Forest Recreation Guide, 2003). The meaning or significance of the word Nexw-áyantsut is not provided.

Source: included with note