Cruickshank River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE then NE into Comox Lake, SW of Courtenay, Nelson Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°34'53''N, 125°11'22''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Cruickshank River adopted 12 December 1939 on 92 F/11, not "Cruikshank" as spelled on BC map 2A, 1913.

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

"The first lake I named the Puntledge Lake, and the principal feeder of it Cruickshank River, after the estimable secretary of the Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition, George Cruickshank, Esq." (Robert Brown, Vancouver Island Exploration, September 1864, Victoria, p.18)

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions