McGillivray

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Anderson Lake, between Lillooet and Pemberton, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'00''N, 122°26'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92J/9

Origin Notes and History:

McGillivray Falls (Post Office & Station) adopted 6 September 1951. Form of name changed to McGillivray (Station) 22 June 1967; form of name changed to McGillivray (Community) 19 September 1978; form of name changed to McGillivray (Locality) 29 November 1984 (Ottawa file 203-2).

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

"McGillivray" identified as a station in 1928 PGE timetable, named in association with Mount McGillivray. McGillivray Falls Post Office opened 1 June 1929. PGE agreed in 1951 to change their station name to McGillivray Falls, to match post office name. Station not listed in timetables April 1958 onward. Post office closed 3 May 1961.

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