Bear Creek Provincial Park is situated in the Central Okanagan Basin on the west side of Okanagan Lake, British Columbia.
Origin Notes and History: The watercourse here was called Bear River in 1833 by David Douglas, of fir tree fame (British Columbia Historical Quarterly 4:242); labelled "Rivera la Ours" (Bear River) on Anderson's 1867 map; labelled "Bear River" on Trutch's 1871 map. The official name is Lambly Creek, although it is still commonly called Bear Creek. Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office [cited: BC Government 2013]
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Category:Travel and Places
Keywords:2009, 4-Apr-09, BC Provincial Parks, Bear Creek Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada, Okanagan Lake, RDCO, Regional District of Central Okanagan