Guichon Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows S into Nicola River just W of Merritt, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°08'40''N, 120°53'09''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/2
Related Maps: 92I/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 June 1927 on BC map 4M, 1927. Also Mount Guichon.

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

After Joseph and Pierre Guichon, "Old Country French," not French-Canadians, who settled in the district in 1873. Joseph Guichon later founded the Guichon Cattle Co. Ltd. at Quilchena, and became one of British Columbia's cattle kings.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.