Naver Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows W into Fraser River, S of Prince George, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°25'51''N, 122°39'31''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93G/7
Related Maps: 93G/7
93G/8
93G/9

Origin Notes and History:

Naver Creek adopted 22 October 1943 on 93G/7; not "Canyon Creek" as labelled on BC Lands' map 3A, 1915, and BC Lands' map 1G, 1916. Application extended 7 June 1991 when headwaters were confirmed at 53° 32' 15" x 122° 19' 00" on 93G/9.

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

Identified on early maps as Cañon Creek, later spelled Canyon Creek.

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

"Strathnaver was named after a property in the north of Scotland, owned for many years by the Duke of Sutherland, and through this property in Scotland ran a beautiful river called the Naver. How would that do for Canyon Creek?" (25 August 1943 letter from James MacKay, Strathnaver postmaster, to Louis LeBourdais, MLA, with additional explanatory letters from Lebourdais to BC Geographic Division, 14 & 28 August 1943: "He and Mrs. MacKay are the [original] settlers of the Duke of Sutherland's land settlement scheme of 1911." (letters on file F.3.34).)

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