BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Beaver Glacier
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Glacier - Mass of permanent snow and ice flowing from an area of snow accumulation on higher ground
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: S side Glacier National Park, W of head of Beaver River, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°03'42''N, 117°19'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82N/3
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 82N/12
82N/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 July 1904 on Ottawa file 0154-82N/12. Re-approved 8 September 1932 on 82N/SW.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in August 1890 by Mr. H.W. Topham of the Alpine Club of England, and Herr Emil Huber and Herr Carl Sultzer of the Swiss Alpine Club (The Alpine Journal (England) Vol XV, 1891, p.421). "The next day [August 20 ?] they set out for the large glacier furnishing the initial source of Beaver river. About 5 o'clock pm, Herr Huber arrived at '...a gigantic glacier, which shot out into the open, spruce-abounding valley...' The glacier was recognized at once as the source of Beaver river, and he consequently named it Beaver Glacier." (A.O. Wheeler, The Selkirk Range, Department of the Interior, Vol.1, 1905, p.285)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office