Malakwa / Clanwilliam Lake / Eagles Pass / Malakwa
    
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Malakwa, BC (Nearby: Craigellachie, Solsqua, Sicamous, Six Mile Point, Woods Landing)

  • Clanwilliam Lake
  • Eagles Pass
  • Malakwa

3994 Malakwa Rd
Malakwa, British Columbia
V0E 2J0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • Clanwilliam Lake - After the Earl of Clanwilliam, who married a daughter of Governor Kennedy of Vancouver Island. (See Gilford Island.)
  • Eagles Pass - Walter Moberly, who 'rediscovered' this pass (shown on Archibald McDonald's map of 1827), has left us the story of his naming of it in The Rocks and Rivers of British Columbia:
  • In the summer of 1865, I was exploring the Gold range of mountains for the Government of British Columbia, to see if there was any pass through them.
  • I arrived at the Eagle River, and on top of a tree near its mouth I saw a nest full of eaglets, and the two old birds on a limb of the same tree.
  • I had nothing but a small revolver in the shape of firearms; this I discharged eight or ten times at the nest, but could not knock it down.
  • The two old birds, after circling around the nest, flew up the valley of the river; it struck me then, if I followed them, I might find the much wished-for pass.
  • I explored the valley two or three weeks afterwards, and having been successful in finding a good pass, I thought the most appropriate name I could give it was the 'Eagle Pass.'
  • Malakwa - The Chinook jargon word for 'mosquito.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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