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Scotch Creek, BC (Nearby: Celista, Magna Bay, Blind Bay, White Lake, Balmoral)

3877 Squilax-Anglemont Rd
Scotch Creek, British Columbia
V0E 3L0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Thompson Okanagan

Description From Owner:
  • When a post office was to be established here in 1908 and the residents could not agree on a suitable name for it, the postal authorities suggested that it be named after Celesta Creek.
  • Although this creek is many miles away, the name was adopted, but due to an error in reading handwriting, the name came out as 'Celista.'
  • Celesta Creek is an anglicization of a well-known Shuswap ancestral name, Selesta, which appears on the 1877 Indian reserve census by George Blenkinsop, with people of this name noted as living at Little Shuswap, Neskainlith, and Kamloops.
  • Prominent among the bearers of this name was William Celesta (see Bouchard and Kennedy, Shuswap Stories, p. 126), a 'doctor' who came from Salmon Arm, had land on a Neskainlith reserve west of Chase, and died in the late 1940s.
  • 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 Riley, 6km
  • Little White Lake, 9km
  • Loftus Lake, 9km
  • Mount Evans, 9km
  • Santabin Lake, 10km
  • Rabie Lake, 11km
  • Mossy Lake, 12km
  • White Lake, 10km
  • Little Lichen Mountain, 15km
  • Crowfoot Mountain, 13km
  • Bastion Mountain, 17km
  • Mount Hilliam, 17km
  • Shuswap Lake, 13km
  • Black Mountain, 17km
  • Mount Mobley, 18km
  • Kwikoit Mountain, 21km
  • Skimikin Lake, 20km
  • Mount Tappen, 22km
  • Lichen Mountain, 22km
  • Squilax Mountain, 17km
  • Angle Mountain, 16km
  • Gilfrid Lake, 20km
  • Fleming Lake, 22km
  • Pisima Mountain, 21km
  • Pisima Lake, 23km
  • Phillips Lake, 21km
  • Grizzly Lake, 26km
  • Mount Fowler, 21km
  • Chum Lake, 22km
  • Bryden Lake, 27km
  • Pukeashun Mountain, 29km
  • Mount Reid, 25km
  • Pement Lake, 27km
  • Mount Chase, 27km
  • Nikwikwaia Lakes, 23km
  • Little Shuswap Lake, 23km
  • Mount Ida, 35km
  • Adams Lake, 29km
  • Mount Boysse, 25km
  • Wallensteen Lake, 35km
  • Mount Wallensteen, 34km
  • Bergerac Lake, 35km
  • Banshee Lake, 25km
  • Kernaghan Lake, 37km
  • Schindler Lake, 35km
  • Monashee Mountains, 25km
  • Saltwell Lake, 36km
  • Mount Grice-Hutchinson, 27km
  • Tsalkom Mountain, 25km
  • Waby Lake, 38km