Meager Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NE into Lillooet River, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°36'54''N, 123°23'40''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/11
Related Maps: 92J/11
92J/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 August 1922 on Ottawa file OBF 0132.

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

The 1913 surveys for timber lots 7649, 7652-55 & 7668 were made for J.B. Meagher (Field Book 2728/13 PH22), although no signature in field book to confirm spelling.

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

The L'íl'wat name for the Meager Valley is Qw'elqw'wlústen. This is a natural hotspring area, which is a spiritual place for the L'íl'wat People who use the healing powers of the water. (December 2011 from: Cultural Journey Sea-to-Sky Corridor website, Squamish and Lil'wat First Nations)

Source: included with note