Kanaka Creek facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsKanaka Creek
South Kanaka Creek Falls, near Websters Corners, 1915
|Main source||Coast Mountains
920 m (3,020 ft)
|River mouth||Fraser River
Maple Ridge, Metro Vancouver
6 m (20 ft)
|Basin size||47.7 km2 (18.4 sq mi)|
The creek's name is reflected in the name of the local community of Kanaka Creek. Creek and community both were named for a settlement of Kanakas (Hawaiian natives) in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), known as Kanakas. The HBC trading post of Fort Langley was located just across the Fraser River from Kanaka Creek. Originally Fort Langley was a few kilometres downriver, at what is now Derby. The mouth of Kanaka Creek is between the old and new sites of Fort Langley.
Kanaka Creek originates near Blue Mountain, between Alouette Lake and Stave Lake. It flows south, then west to the Fraser River, which it joins between Haney and Albion. The lower half of the creek is within Kanaka Creek Regional Park.
Kanaka Creek Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.