Balfour / Kokanee Creek / Queens Bay

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

  • Balfour
  • Kokanee Creek
  • Queens Bay

Balfour, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • 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.)
  • Queens Bay - Named in honour of Queen Victoria by the English who settled here around the end of the nineteenth century.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Hartridge, 6km
  • Mount Aylmer, 6km
  • Mount Irvine, 9km
  • Noakes Lakes, 8km
  • Haiseldean Lake, 8km
  • Loon Lake, 10km
  • Krao Lake, 12km
  • Kootenay Lake, 11km
  • McGregor Lake, 9km
  • Mill Lake, 13km
  • Fraser Lake, 10km
  • Penilynn Lake, 10km
  • Ross Lake, 10km
  • Crystal Lake, 10km
  • Whitelady Lake, 11km
  • Mount Lasca, 15km
  • Browns Peak, 12km
  • Mount Olson, 15km
  • Wheeler Lake, 16km
  • Mount Yuill, 12km
  • Silvertip Lake, 13km
  • Mount Drewry, 17km
  • Oltedi Lake, 14km
  • Nalmet Lake, 17km
  • Rosehip Lake, 14km
  • Seven Sisters, 15km
  • Lendrum Lake, 17km
  • Pontiac Peak, 18km
  • Grays Peak, 16km
  • Grey Eagle Lake, 18km
  • Sunset Lake, 20km
  • Kokanee Peak, 18km
  • Kane Peak, 19km
  • Mount Ferguson, 17km
  • Fletcher Lake, 24km
  • Cond Peak, 19km
  • Mount Woodbury, 23km
  • Gibson Lake, 18km
  • Bluebell Mountain, 19km
  • Esmeralda Peak, 19km
  • Glacier View Peak, 21km
  • Hazel May, 19km
  • Giants Kneecap, 20km
  • Joker Lakes, 21km
  • Trafalgar Mountain, 26km
  • Evening Star Peak, 23km
  • The Pyramids, 20km
  • Sunrise Mountain, 24km
  • Mount Beattie, 22km
  • Kokanee Lake, 20km