Batchelor Drive is named for Owen Salisbury Batchelor who came to Kamloops in 1886.

He first worked as a baggageman for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He was an avid prospector and made a trip to the Klondike. After Batchelor’s trip to the Klondike, he became the city jailer and a Deputy Sheriff in 1894. He then ventured into mining promotion and ran a stamp mill just out of town below Batchelor Hills. The stamp mill was used to crush ore from small claims, most notably William Amald’s gold quartz from Lac du Bois. He married Julia Bradley, the first teacher of the first school in the Falkland/Westwold area.

He died in 1933.