Wapta Falls

Feature Type:Falls - Perpendicular or steep descent of water. Variation of Waterfall.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Kicking Horse River just below mouth of Beaverfoot River, at SW side of Yoho National Park E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°11'14''N, 116°34'33''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 25 October 1910.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Stoney Indian for "river"

Source: 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1917, Ottawa)