BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Wapta Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Head of Kicking Horse River on W side of Kicking Horse Pass, in Yoho National Park E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°26'23''N, 116°21'02''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82N/8
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Origin Notes and History:

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)
Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office