Foster Bar

Feature Type:Bar (1) - A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other unconsolidated material extending across the mouth of a river, harbour or bay and which may obstruct navigation.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Fraser River below Texas Bar, between Lytton and Lillooet, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°31'36''N, 121°45'21''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/12

Origin Notes and History:

Foster Bar adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as identified in 1880 BC Mines Report, p.428, and as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, 1895, and on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914, etc.

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

A gold bearing sandbar in the Fraser River, located/staked in the mid-1850s. "Fosters Bar" labelled on Sketch of Part of British Columbia by Lieut. Mayne, RN, 1859. "Fosters Bar" stopping place or road house labelled on Gustav Epner's "Map of the Gold Regions of British Columbia," 1862. Incorrectly spelled "Forsters Bar" on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia. Origin/signficance of name not recorded.

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