37150 Lougheed Hwy
British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains
- After the Honourable Edgar Dewdney (18351916). He arrived in British Columbia in 1859 and the next year, with Walter Moberly, built the famous Dewdney Trail from Fort Hope to Rock Creek (later continued to Wild Horse Creek).
- He served as both a member of the Legislative Council and a Member of Parliament.
- In 1881 Dewdney was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the North West Territory, serving through the Riel Rebellion. He was federal Minister of the Interior 1888-92 and Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia 1892-7.
- Nicomen Island - This name (pronounced 'Nickcöhrn-men') is derived from a Halkomelem word meaning 'level part' or, possibly, 'part [people] travel to.'
- Norrish Creek - After William Henry Norrish, pioneer Scottish-Canadian farmer here.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/Dewdney