Hargreaves Glacier

Feature Type:Glacier - Mass of permanent snow and ice flowing from an area of snow accumulation on higher ground.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW of Berg Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°10'06''N, 119°12'24''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 83E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 May 1982 on 83E/3 as submitted by J.Cuthbert, BC Parks visitor services; an established local name.

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

After the Hargreaves family, who established Mount Robson Ranch in 1919. They did a lot of packing and guiding in the Mount Robson country and were well known in the mountaineering community.

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

Roy Frederick Hargreaves (1891-1971) founded Mount Robson Ranch and build the Berg Lake Chalet. He and brothers Frank (1885-1941), Jack (1895-1971), George (1883-1936) and Dick (1908- ) homesteaded at Mount Robson after the First World War, and were well-known guide outfitters in the Mount Robson area for many years. Parents Edward (1846-1939) and Matilda (1852-1904) moved to Oregon from England in 1881, but soom immigrated to Canada... George and Roy were the first to leave home, and in 1905 helped cut a trail from Golden to Tete Jaune Cache. Jack came to Jasper in the winter of 1913-14 to play hockey. The next summer he started to work for the Otto Brothers (outfitters) and, in the winter of 1917 accompanied Curly Phillips and Mary Jobe on their trip to the Wapiti. After the war, Jack and Frank filed on homesteads near Mount Robson. With an eye towards the tourist business, they erected several log buildings as well as a small store. They were soon joined by George and later Roy... Together the four began to outfit and guide hunting parties, using about seventy head of horses and concentrating mainly on the Berg Lake area.... [see Swanson's book for extensive additional information]

Source: Swanson, James L; Place Names in the Vicinity of Mount Robson, Fraser-Fort George Museum Society; Prince George, 1987.