Chist Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW into Kitimat River, halfway between Kitimat and Terrace, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°15'11''N, 128°29'47''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103I/8
Related Maps: 103I/7

Origin Notes and History:

"Chist Creek (not North Fork Kitimat River)" adopted 4 November 1948 on 103/NE, as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer and as labelled on BC map 3D, 1937.

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

Approved in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed 4 November 1948 on 103/NE, 2 June 1950 on 103I/7 and 4 October 1951 on 103I.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

" The lower reaches of the creek serve as the boundary between Haisla traditional territory and that of the Kitselas people." (information contributed February 2007 by anthropologist James V. (Jay) Powell, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; consultant to Haisla Nation, 2000-present).

Source: included with note