Boothroyd, British Columbia

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Boothroyd is located in British Columbia
Boothroyd
Boothroyd
Location of Boothroyd in British Columbia

Boothroyd (/ˈbθrɔɪd/ BOOTH-royd) is a settlement in the Fraser Canyon region of British Columbia, just north of Boston Bar-North Bend. It sits on a flat, alluvial bench which is some of the only flat land in the Fraser Canyon. It was the site of a Cariboo Roadhouse, run by a man named Boothroyd. Later it was a camp for Canadian Pacific Railway Chinese construction workers in 1882–4. Fruit farming and ranching also other activities.[1]

The community was named after George Boothroyd (1829-1902). He and his brother kept a roadhouse here during the days of the Cariboo Road.[2]:24

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  1. ^ BCGNIS entry "Boothroyd (community)"[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2

Coordinates: 49°31′26″N 121°25′52″W / 49.524°N 121.431°W / 49.524; -121.431