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Meadow Creek, BC (Nearby: Howser, Marblehead, Cooper Creek, Argenta, Lardeau)

  • Howser

13312 Hwy 31
Meadow Creek, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • Howser - This settlement was originally named Duncan City because of its location on the shore of Duncan Lake.
  • After a post office (Duncan) was opened here in 1899, its mail was constantly being confused with that for Duncan's Station (now Duncan) on Vancouver Island.
  • A change of name being ordered by Ottawa, the locals opted for Hauser, after a pioneer who had found gold in the area just a year before he and his partner went into the wilderness together, never to be seen again.
  • In his letter to Ottawa, the postmaster misspelled the new name as Howser, and Howser it has remained.
  • 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 Lavina, 7km
  • Duncan Lake, 14km
  • Cirque Peak, 10km
  • Mount Simpson, 11km
  • Meadow Mountain, 11km
  • Comb Mountain, 12km
  • Mount Banquo, 14km
  • B-Flat Peak, 11km
  • Graymalkin Lake, 14km
  • Mount Fleance, 15km
  • Emperor Peak, 12km
  • Archduke Mountain, 13km
  • Logus Lake, 19km
  • Mount Willet, 18km
  • Mount Macbeth, 16km
  • Blue Lake, 15km
  • Mount Macduff, 19km
  • Mount Lady Macbeth, 16km
  • Winter Peak, 21km
  • Mount Bulmer, 21km
  • Mount Beguin, 21km
  • Mount Johnston, 21km
  • Mount Clark, 20km
  • Ochre Peak, 17km
  • Mount Davis, 23km
  • Mount Wilkinson, 20km
  • Squabble Peak, 18km
  • Mount Mason, 20km
  • Tranquillity Mountain, 18km
  • Covenant Mountain, 18km
  • Mount Schroeder, 28km
  • Mount McLeod, 22km
  • Quibble Peak, 19km
  • Mount Abey, 22km
  • Truce Mountain, 19km
  • Toad Peak, 19km
  • Mount McLanders, 23km
  • Mount Fitzsimmons, 22km
  • Mount Lake, 22km
  • Volley Mountain, 20km
  • Mount Macnicol, 22km
  • Mount Jardine, 29km
  • Mount Sauczuk, 22km
  • Cauldron Mountain, 20km
  • Walton Lake, 21km
  • Mount Cooper, 22km
  • Mount Brennan, 27km
  • Mount Marion, 20km
  • Mount Keen, 21km
  • Mount Rasmussen, 24km