Creek wandering across Benvoulin Wetlands
Originally named Benvouline, Benvoulin was the name of the Scottish home of and early real estate investor in Vancouver and the Okanagan, George Grant MacKay, who first arrived in Vancouver in 1888. He bought land in what is now Benvoulin in 1891. MacKay acted as an agent for his friend Lord Aberdeen in buying Coldstream Ranch), and had investments in other Okanagan properties and property development schemes during the early 1890s. His company built the Kalamalka Hotel at Vernon.