French Creek

FRENCH CREEK, 80 km north of REVELSTOKE, was the site of rich discoveries during the Big Bend GOLD RUSH, and a small settlement sprang up briefly in the 1860s. The creek, named for numerous FRENCH CANADIAN miners, is a tributary of the Goldstream R, which runs into the COLUMBIA R. A different French Creek, 37 km northwest of NANAIMO on VANCOUVER ISLAND, started as an AGRICULTURAL community with many French Canadian homesteaders in the 1880s, and has become the terminus for a passenger ferry to...

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