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Names and Location of the 
Lakes and Rivers of Vancouver Island, 1909
mod. Jan. 2004 mrp

Adams Creek Empties into the Johnstone Strait 
Alice Lake Connected to Quatsino Sound by Marble Creek 
Altuck Lake One of a chain of lakes connected to the S. end of Nimpkish Lake 
Amazon Creek Joins Alice Lake and Victoria Lake 
Anderson Lake Connected to Uchucklesit Harbor 
Anutz Lake At the S.W. corner of the Nimpkish (or Karmtusen), one mile long by half a mile wide, at the foot of the W. side of Karmtusen Mountain 
Ash Lake Fourteen miles N.W. of Beaver Creek 
Axe Creek A tributary of the Gordon River 

Baird Creek A tributary of the Gordon River 
Bear River Empties into the Johnstone Stralt opposite Thurlow Island 
Bear River Empties into N. end of Bedwell Sound 
Beaver Lake In the Lake District of Saanich, 1 mile N. of Royal Oak 
Benson River Joins Arice Lake and Kathleen Lake 
Big Qualicum River Empties into, and connects Horne Lake with the Straits of Georgia, 10 miles N.W. French Creek 
Black Crack flows into the Georglan Stmits 19 miles N. of Comox 
Bonanza Lake Is about 8 miles long, and is connected to Beaver Cove by the Kokish River 
Boot Lake S.E. of the Sayward District 
Boulder Creek A tributary of the Nanaimo River 
Braden Creek A tributary of the Gordon River 
Browning Creek Empties into Forward Inlet 
Buck Creek Empties into Brooks' Bay at N.E. corner 
Bugaboo Creek A tributary, of the Gordon River 
Boulson Creek Empties into Warn Bay 
Buttles Lake A large lake in the centre of the Island, Comox District, 24 miles W. of Cumberland; 20 m1les in length by 1 mile in breadth 

Cabin Pond Two miles N.W. of Goldstream 
Cache Crack Empties into Queen Charlotte Sound about 6 miles S.W. of Cape Commerell 
Cameron Lake Mldway between Parkaville and Alberni 
Cameron River Empties into Cameron Lake 
Campbell Lake About 7 miles W. of the mouth of the Campbell River 
Campbell River Is a rapid stream, falling into Discovery Passage, 3 miles N. of Cape Mudge 
Carmanah Creek Empties into the N.W. end of Jusm de Fuca Strait 
Chase River Empties into Nanalmo Harbor 
Chee-What River Empties into the N.W. end of the Juan de Fuca Strait 
Chemainus River Rises in the Cowichan Lake District and flows E. into Horseshoe Bay; 24 miles long 
China Creek Empties into Alberni Canal about 8 miles from Alberni 
Cinnamon Creek A tributary of Englishman's River 
Clayoquot River Empties into most northern part of Kennedy Lake 
Cleagh River Empties into Quatsino Sound, and is about 2 miles W. of Johnson River 
Coal Creek About 1½ miles E. of Shirley
Coleman Creek Empties into Alberni Canal near Barclay Sound 
Colony Lake About 1 mile N. of Quatsino 
Colquitz River Flows from Beaver Lake S. to the Victoria Arm; 7 mlles 
Comox Lake Seven miles in length; situated 1 mile S.W. of Cumberland 
Comox River Flows N. from Comox Lake to Comox Harbor 
Cottonwood Creek Empties into Cowlehan Lake 
Courtenay River Runs S. into Comox Harbor 
Cowichan Lake Twenty miles W. of Duncan; 20 miles long 
Cowichan River Flows from Cowichan Lake E. into Cowichan Harbor 
Cranberry Lake In the Sayward District; connected to Johnstone Strait by the Bear River 
Crescent Lake Connected to the Kla-anch River 
Croft Creek Empties into Cowichan Lake 
Cruikshank River Flows S. into Comox Lake; 17 miles long 
Cushion Lake On Salt Spring Island, 3 miles S. of Ganges 

Davie River A tributary of the Kla-anch River, flowing N.E. 
Deadman's River Flows from Pike's Lake S. to Victoria Arm 4 miles 
Deadwood Creek A tributary of the Nanaimo River 
Deer Creek Empties into E. end of Tofino Inlet 
Demaniel River Flows into Sooke Harbor; 3 miles 
Dickson Lake Twelve miles N.W. of Beaver Creek 
Drum Lake In the N.W. of the Comox District at foot of Crown Mountain 
Duck Lake In the N.E. of the Sayward District 

Effingham Creek Empties into N. end of Efflngham Inlet 
Elk Lake In the Lake District of Saanich, 3 miles N. of Royal Oak 
Elk River Flows into Campbell River between Buttles and Upper Campbell Lakes 
Elk River Empties into most N.E. part of Kennedy Lake 
Englishman's River Runs into Northwest Bay 
Ess Lake Connected to the S. end of N1mpk1sh Lake 

Fizzle Lake In S.W. Saanich, 2 miles N. of Millstrean 
Floodwood Creek A tributary of the San Juan River 
Florence Lakae At the extreme N. end of Valdes Island 
Florence Lake In the Goldstream District 2½ miles E. of Goldstream 
Ford's Lake On Salt Spring Island, 5 miles S. of Ganges 
Fork Lake In S.W. Saanich, 3 miles N. of Millstream 
Franklin Creek Empties into Alberni Canal, about 12 miles from Alberni 
French Creek Empties into Strait of Georgia, midway between Englishman's River and, Little Qualicum 

Glenora Creek A tributary of the Koksilah River, joining 1 miles S. of Koksilah 
Gold Lake Joined to Gold River by creek; is 3 miles long by 1 mile wide 
Gold River Twelve miles long; empties into Muchalat Arm at E. end 
Goldstream Lakes Three large lakes, 7 miles N.W. of Goldstream 
Goldstream River Flows from the Goldstream Lakes into Finlayson's Ann, Saanich Inlet; 8 miles 
Gordon River Empties into Port San Juan; its tributaries are the Bugaboo, Axe, Lorimer, Baird, Grierson, Hall's and Braden Creeks 
Gosling Lake In the S.E. of the Sayward District 
Granite Creek Empties into Alberni Canal about 12 miles from Alberni 
Great Central Lake Connected to Alberni Canal by Stamp and Somass Rivers 
Grierson Creek Tributary of the Gordon River 
Gut Creek Empties into S., part of Kyuquot Sound 

Hall's Creek A tributary of the Gordon River 
Harris Creck A tributary of the San Juan River 
Haslam Creek A tributary of the Nanaimo River 
Hobart Lake Connected to Nltinat Lake by small creek 
Hoostan Lake Connected to Anutz Lake, which is connected to Nimpkish Lake 
Horne Lake In the Alberni District, connected to Strait of Georgia by Big Qualicum River

Ida Lake Is 2½ miles long, and is connected to Beaver Cove by the Kokish Lake 
Indian Lake Near the head of Cameron River 
Ingersoll River Empties into Quatsino Sound about 5 miles W. of entrance, to Southeast Arm 
Island Lake Is connected to Lake of the Mountains 

Jack Lake In the Malahat District, 4 miles N.W. of Goldstream 
Jew Creek A tributary of Englishman's River 
Johnson River Empties into Quatsino Sound and is about 2% miles W of Ingersoll River 
Jordan River Empties into Juan de Fuca Strait, 7 miles N.W. of Shirley 

Karmutsen Lake See Nimpkish Lake 
Kathleen Lake Situated about 2 miles S.E. of Alice Lake and joined to same by Benson River 
Keagh River Empties into Queen Charlotte Sound, 2½ miles S.E. of Beaver Harbor 
Keith River Empties into N.E. of Brook's Day 
Kelvin Creek Tributary of the Koksilah River, joining about 1 mile S. of Koksilah 
Kennedy Lake Connected to S. end of Clayoquot Sound 
Kilpala River Empties into the Nimpkish Lake 
Kla-anch (or Karmutsen) River Empties into the S.E. corner of the Karmutsen Lake; is 42 miles long and is longest river on the Island 
Kla-Kla Karna Lake Drained by Davie River 
Klanawah Creek About 6 miles S.E. of Pachena Day 
Kokish River Empties into Beaver Cove 
Koksilah River Rises in the Malahat District and flows E., then N. into Cowichan Harbor; about 25 miles long 

Lake of the Mountains Is connected to Shusharite Bay by the Shusharite River 
Langford Lake In the Goldstream District, 1 mile E. of Goldstream; ¾ mile long 
Leech River A tributary of the Sooke River 
Little Qualicuin River Empties into, and connects Cameron Lake with Stralt of Georgia 
Long Lake In the S.E. of the Sayward District 
Loon Lake A small lake 1 mile W. of the Goldstream Lakes 
Loon Lake Connected to the Kla-anch River 
Lorimer Creek A tributary of the Gordon River 
Lorna Lake In S.W. Saanich, 4 miles N. of Millstream 
Lost Creek Empties into Cowichan Lake 
Lost Lake ln S.W. Saanich, ¼ mile N. of Millstream 

Maggie Lake Is connected to N. shore of Barkley Bound by small creek 
Mahatta River Empties into Quatsino Sound, and is between Cleagh River and Bold Bluff 
Maltby Lake In the Lake District of Saanich, 1 mile S. of Prospect 
Marble Creek Empties into Rupert Arm 
Maxwell Lake On Salt Spring Island, 2 miles N. of Burgoyne Bay 
McKay's Creek Empties into Cowichan Lake 
McKenzie Lake In S.W. Saanich; 2 miles N.W. of Parson's Bridge 
Meadow Creek A tributary of the San Juan River 
Meads Creek Empties into Cowichan Lake 
Megin Lake Is connected to Shelter Arm (Clayoquot Sound) by small creek 
Memekay River A tributary of the Salmon River 
Millstream Flows S. into Esquimalt Harbor; 7 miles 
Millstone River Empties into Nanaimo Harbor 
Mitchell's Lake On Salt Spring Island, 2 miles S. of Ganges 
Mohun Lake In the. S.E. of the Sayward District; about 7 miles in length 
Moriarty Lake Connected to Nanaimo River by small creek 
Mosquito Lake Empties into the Kla-anch River 
Mountain Lake In S.W. Saanich, 3 miles N. of Millstream 
Muchalat Lake Is connected to Muchalat Arm (Nootka Sound) by Gold River; to 5 miles long by 1½ miles wide 
Muir Creek About 2½ m1les E. of Shirley 
Muriel Lake Connected to Kennedy Lake near entrance to Toflno Inlet 

Nahmint Lake Situated between Sproat and Anderson Lakes; is connected to Alberni Canal by Nahmint Rlver 
Nahwitti River At N. end of Vancouver Island, 2½ miles S.E. of Cape Commerell 
Nanaimo Lakes About 16 miles from its mouth the Nanaimo River widens forming the Nanalmo Lakes 
Nanaimo River Flows from Nanaimo Lake into Nanaimo Harbor; 20 in length 
Nile Creek Empties into Strait of Georgia midway between Big Qualicum River and Maple Point 
Nimpkish (or Karmutsen) Lake Thirteen miles long by 2 miles wide, connected to Broughton Sound by the Nimpkish River 
Nimpkish River Empties into the Broughton Sound 
Nine Mile Creek Empties into the N.W. end of Juan de Fuca Strait 
Nitinat Lake A narrow lake, about 14½ miles long, midway be Barkley Sound and Port San Juan 
Nitinat River Empties into the N.E. end of Nitinat Lake 
Nixon Creek Empties into Cowichan Lake 
Noonas River Empties into the Nlmpkish Lake 

Oyster River Flows into the Georgia Straits 21 miles N. of Comox; about 20 miles long 

Parker Creek A tributary of the Nitinat River 
Pike's Lake In S.W. Saanich, 2 miles N. of Parson's Bridge 
Porphory Creek A tributary of Englishman's River 
Prospect Lake In Lake District of Saanich, 3 miles N.W. of Royal 0ak 
Protection Island Together with Newcastle Island forms a splendid shelter for Nanalmo Harbor 
Putchay River A tributary of the Salmon River 

Quamichan Lake Two mlles N.E. of Duncan; 2 miles long by ¾ mile 
Quatse Lake Is connected to Hardy Bay by the Quatse River 
Quatse River Empties into Hardy Bay 
Quinsan River Flows from Quinsan Lake into Campbell River 2 m1les from its mouth

Roberts Lake In the N.E. of the Sayward District 
Robertson Rivet Empties into Cowichan Lake 
Rocky Run Creek A tributary of the Nanaimo River 
Roger Creek Empties into Alberni Canal near Alberni 
Rupert Qreek Empties into Rupert Arm 

Sage Creek A tributary of Cameron River 
Salmon River Empties into Johnstone Strait at Port Kusam 
San Josef Creek Empties into San Josef Bay 
San Juan River Empt1es into Port San Juan 
Sarita Lake Is connected to S.E. coast of Barkley Sound by Sarita River 
Sarita River Empties into the Numakamis Bay 
Seven Mile Creek Empties into N.W. end of Juan de Fuca Strait 
Shawnigan Lake Twenty-eight miles N.W. of Victoria; lake is 7 miles long 
Shaw's Creek Empties into Cowichan Lake 
Shushartie River Rises in Lake of the Mountains and empties into Shushartie Bay 
Sombrio River Empties into Juan de Fuca Strait about 8 miles S.E. Of Port San Juan 
Somenos Lake One miles N. of Duncan; about 1 mile in length 
Sooke Lake Twenty-two miles N.W. of Victoria 
Sooke River Runs from Sooke Lake to Sooke Harbor; 12 miles long 
Sproat Lake Connected to Alberni Canal by Sproat and Somas Rivers 
Stella Lake In the N.E. of the Sayward District 
Stowell Lake On Salt Spring Island, 1 mlle N. of Fulford Harbor 
Suquash River Empties into Broughton Strait 
Surprise Creek A tr1butary of the Kla-anch River 
Sutton Creek Empties into Cowichan Lake 
Swan Lake Two miles N. of Victoria 

Tahsis River Empties into the N. end of the Tahsis Canal
Taylor River Empties into W. end of Sproat Lake 
Thetis Lake in Esquimalt District, 1 mile N. of Parson's Bridge 
Tranquil Creek Empties into Tofino Inlet 
Trout Lake In the centre of the Sayward District 
Tsi-itka River Empties into the Johnstone Strait 
Tsulquate River Empties into Hardy Bay 
Tsulton River Falls into Beaver Cove 
Tsusiat Lake About 8 miles S.E. of Pachena bay 
Tugwell Creek About 3½ miles E. of Shirley 

Upper Campbell River Flows from Drum Lake north into. Upper Campbell Lake, N, of Comox District

Vernon Creek A tributary of the Nitinat River 
Vernon Lake Is connected to the Karmutsen Lake by the Kla-anch River; 4 miles long by 1½ miles wide 
Victoria Lake S.W. of Alice Lake, in the Rupert District 

Walley Creek A tributary of the Nanaimo River 
Wardroper Creek Empties into Cowichan Lake 
Waugh Creek Flows from Jack Lake into Goldstream River near, Goldstream 
West Lake In the S.W. of the Sayward District 
Weston Lake On Salt Spring Island, 1½ miles N.E. of Fulford Harbor 
White River A tributary of the Salmon River 
Willow Creek Empties into the Nimpkish Lake 
Wolf Creek A tributary of the Nanatmo River 
Wolf Creek Flows from Goldstrearn Lakes into the Sooke River 
Wolf Lake One of a chain of lakes connected to the S. of Nimpkish 
Woss Lake Connected to the Kla-anch River by the Woss River 
Woss River A tributary of the Kla-anch River, in the S. of the Rupert District 

Yellowstone Creek A tributary of Cameron River 

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