Rainbow Falls

Feature Type:Falls - Perpendicular or steep descent of water. Variation of Waterfall.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Mouth of Angus Horne Creek, SE side of Azure Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°22'51''N, 119°58'58''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/5

Origin Notes and History:

"Rainbow Falls (not Azure Falls nor Angushorne Falls)" adopted 14 December 1970 on 83D, as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, and as labelled on BC map 1G, 1959.

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

Note that this is identified as Angushorne Falls in Geological Survey of Canada Summary Report, 1929, Part A, page 280 and Rainbow Falls is applied to a different feature: "...most streams enter [Azure Lake] over waterfalls, the largest of which are Angushorne falls near the east end, and Rainbow falls about halfway along the shore..."

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