Lambly Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE. into Okanagan Lake, NW. of Kelowna, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°55'32''N, 119°30'33''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/13
Related Maps: 82E/13

Origin Notes and History:

Decision in 18th Report.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

"Called Bear River in 1833 by David Douglas of fir tree fame. (BCHQ 4:242). "R. a la Ours" (Bear River) on Anderson Map, 1867; "Bears R." on Trutch Map, 1871; and still commonly called Bear Creek. Changed to Lambly Creek by Geographic Board of Canada in 1922, after Charles Anderson Richardson Lambly, pre-emptor of lot 220, near Peachland, 1 March 1887; previously on CPR survey; government agent at Rock Creek and Camp McKinney; also at Osoyoos, 1892-98, and at Fairview until his death, 29 January 1907; survived by his widow Hester Haynes, daughter of John Carmichael Haynes, and brothers Robert and Thomas McKie Lambly, Enderby pioneers, 1876-77." (12th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society, 1948, citing their 6th Report, information from BC Chief Geographer, and Hester White)

Source: included with note