Vital Creek flows northeasterly from the Vital Range into Silver Creek approximately 41 kilometres northeast of Takla Landing.
The creek drains an area underlain by a north-northwest striking, east-dipping metasedimentary/volcanic suite assigned to the Carboniferous to Jurassic Cache Creek Complex. Here, phyllite, limestone and tuff are the most common members. These rocks host numerous barren-looking, locally rusty, white quartz veins varying up to a metre in width.
In 1963, three nephrite jade boulders, weighing 2267, 907 and 363 kilograms, were reportedly recovered from a point on Vital Creek approximately 0.8 kilometre upstream from the bridge.
No recent information pertaining to this occurrence is available.