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Hixon / Cinema / Lumpy Lake / Marcel Hills / Naver Creek / Nelson Kenny Lake / Punchaw Lake / West Road River

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Hixon, BC (Nearby: Woodpecker, Strathnaver, Dunkley, Cinema, Stoner)

  • Cinema
  • Hixon
  • Lumpy Lake
  • Marcel Hills
  • Naver Creek
  • Nelson Kenny Lake
  • Punchaw Lake
  • West Road River

39060 BC-97
Hixon, British Columbia
V0K 1S0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • Asked why he named this settlement Cinema, Dr. Lloyd Champlain is reported to have replied, 'Cinema means action. Cinema is pictures in motion, and that is what we are, action.'
  • On the other hand, according to a local history published by the Dixon Women's Institute, Dr. Champlain and his housekeeper hit on the name to commemorate a trip they made to Hollywood around 1920.
  • Cinema post office opened on 2 January 1924 and closed on 12 January 1964.
  • Hixon - After Joseph Foster Hixon, who sought gold here in 1866.
  • Lumpy Lake - It is not the lake but the surrounding terrain that is lumpy --- with eroded dunes, eskers, and a rough logging road.
  • Marcel Hills - Named by the veteran surveyor Forin Campbell, who recalled, 'These hills were very wavy hills and there was an Englishman with me who said they looked like a woman's marcel.’
  • Naver Creek - A shortened form of Strathnaver.
  • Nelson Kenny Lake - After Nelson Clarke Kenny, BCLS, killed in World War I.
  • Punchaw Lake - Derived from the Carrier Indian word meaning 'big lake.'
  • West Road River - Named by Alexander Mackenzie in 1793. When he turned westward from the Fraser River to strike overland to the Pacific, he travelled along stretches of this river.
  • Mackenzie's name was in abeyance for many years, during which, because of its colour, this was known as the Blackwater River.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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  • Ahbau Lake

  • After an old Chinese prospector and trapper who lived on this lake and had workings on Ahbau Creek. He is said to have had a weakness for poker and whisky.

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