Lizard Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SE into Elk River below Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°28'13''N, 115°04'27''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/6
Related Maps: 82G/11
82G/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 13th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1914, as labelled on Jorgensen's map of British Columbia, 1895, and on BC Mines' Dept map "Southern Portion of the East & West Kootenay District", 1898.

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

Long-established name; origin/significance not recorded. No evidence that the name dates to the Palliser Expedition, 1858, as Captain Thomas Blakiston, RE, indicates in his report 15 December 1858, that the Crow-nest (sic) Pass area was not visited ("by report of the natives it is a very bad road and seldom used").

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