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:

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
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)