Dewdney / Nicomen Island / Norrish Creek
    
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Dewdney, BC (Nearby: Hatzic, Durieu, Ridgedale, Straiton, Mission)

  • Dewdney
  • Nicomen Island
  • Norrish Creek

37150 Lougheed Hwy
Dewdney, British Columbia
V0M 1H0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • 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 'Nickc√∂hrn-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.


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Attractions:
Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Dewdney Peak, 3km
  • Hatzic Lake, 3km
  • Page Lake, 5km
  • Chadsey Lake, 6km
  • Allan Lake, 9km
  • Sumas Mountain, 9km
  • Taggart Peak, 8km
  • Sumas Peak, 7km
  • Nicomen Mountain, 7km
  • McKee Peak, 12km
  • Thurston Lake, 12km
  • Mount St. Benedict, 15km
  • Davis Lake, 15km
  • McKay Lake, 16km
  • Cannell Lake, 13km
  • Sonny Lake, 16km
  • Deroche Mountain, 13km
  • Hoover Lake, 14km
  • Mill Lake, 16km
  • Chilliwack Mountain, 13km
  • Hayward Lake, 14km
  • Dickson Lake, 19km
  • Mount Catherwood, 20km
  • Devils Lake, 16km
  • Twin Lakes, 21km
  • Vedder Peak, 17km
  • Vedder Mountain, 17km
  • Lake Errock, 15km
  • Salsbury Lake, 22km
  • Sayres Lake, 19km
  • Mount Wardrop, 19km
  • Rolley Lake, 16km
  • Silvermere Lake, 15km
  • Laxton Lake, 21km
  • Judson Lake, 21km
  • Iron Mountain, 17km
  • Mount Kettley, 25km
  • Stave Lake, 24km
  • Morgan Lake, 22km
  • Florence Lake, 23km
  • Mount Crickmer, 21km
  • Kenyon Lake, 27km
  • Cultus Lake, 20km
  • Mount Jasper, 27km
  • Echo Lake, 19km
  • Pine Lake, 24km
  • Whonnock Lake, 19km
  • Elbow Lake, 21km
  • Blinch Lake, 29km
  • Alouette Lake, 24km