Chilliwack Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW through Chilliwack into Fraser River, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°09'56''N, 122°00'50''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/1
Related Maps: 92G/1

Origin Notes and History:

Chilliwack River adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Application altered 6 February 1948, when damming operations around Chilliwack separated the watercourse into 2 separate streams. The upper portion of the original watercourse (still called Chilliwack River) was diverted southward and now flows into the Vedder River; the lower portion - still flowing northwest through Chilliwack into the Fraser River but carrying much less water now - was renamed Chilliwack Creek. See Chilliwack (City) for origin information.

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