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Yahk / Hawkins Creek / Moyie River / Yahk River

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Yahk, BC (Nearby: Curzon, Glenlily, Kingsgate, Kitchener, Moyie)

  • Hawkins Creek
  • Moyie River
  • Yahk River

8440 Hwy3/95
Yahk, British Columbia
V0B 2P0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • Hawkins Creek - After Lieutenant-Colonel John S. Hawkins, RE, commissioner, British Boundary Commission, 1858-62.
  • Moyie River - David Thompson named it McDonald's River after his clerk, Finan McDonald, while Governor Simpson called it the Grand Quote in honour of an Indian chief.
  • The name Moyie or Mooyie is very old, however, and is a corruption of the French mouill√©, meaning 'wet.' Lees and Clutterbuck, who were this way in 1887, had some bitter things to say about 'this water-logged Mooyie valley.'
  • Yahk River - Although the Kootenay Indian word for 'arrow' is somewhat similar to Yahk, the true meaning of Yahk appears to be 'female caribou.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

Yahk River

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Mahon, 7km
  • Meadow Lake, 11km
  • Mount Sommerfeld, 20km
  • Yeko Lake, 26km
  • Mount Kitchener, 20km
  • Cooper Lake, 27km
  • Mount Olson, 20km
  • Mount Thompson, 22km
  • Lodge Mountain, 22km
  • Mount Cowley, 28km
  • Richmond Lake, 37km
  • Iron Range Mountain, 27km
  • Moyie Lake, 32km
  • Mineral Lake, 34km
  • Old Baldy Mountain, 40km
  • Monroe Lake, 35km
  • Mount O'Neill, 35km
  • Negro Lake, 40km
  • Mount Armitage, 39km
  • Mount Bigattini, 42km
  • Mount Flett, 41km
  • Hiawatha Lake, 38km
  • Yahk Mountain, 31km
  • Grassy Mountain, 44km
  • Arrow Mountain, 30km
  • Mount Pudifin, 44km
  • Rykerts Lake, 32km
  • Mount Casey, 36km
  • Kiakho Lakes, 48km
  • Moyie Mountain, 41km
  • Jim Smith Lake, 47km
  • Putnam Peak, 44km
  • Mount Bohan, 39km
  • Cranbrook Mountain, 44km
  • Mount Joseph, 42km
  • Ranger Lake, 35km
  • New Lake, 51km
  • Mount Connell, 40km
  • Pyatts Lake, 49km
  • Elizabeth Lake, 51km
  • Mount McKay, 52km
  • Mount Evans, 55km
  • White Boar Lake, 54km
  • Gillis Peak, 51km
  • Mayo Lake, 54km
  • St. Mary Lake, 59km
  • Cherry Lake, 40km
  • Ailsa Lake, 54km
  • Mount Dickson, 47km
  • Leach Lake, 40km