Balfour / Kokanee Creek

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BALFOUR, BC (Nearby: Procter, Queens Bay, Sunshine Bay, Harrop, Kootenay Bay)

  • Balfour
  • Kokanee Creek

BALFOUR, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

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  • In 1895 Lady Aberdeen noted in her diary, 'Opposite Pilot Bay a gentleman of the name of Balfour has built a private residence just because of the beauty of the place. And he is fully justified.'
  • Balfour was superintendent of bridges during construction of the CPR's Crowsnest line.
  • Kokanee Creek - From the Okanagan Indian word meaning 'little salmon,' applied to the landlocked sockeye salmon. (See also Kickininee Park.)
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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