Wagner Lakes

Feature Type:Lakes - Inland body of standing water. Plural of Lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S end Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park, Nelson Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°40'31''N, 125°13'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 April 1997 on 92F/11, as submitted by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club and endorsed by municipal & regional governments and the BC Historical Federation.

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

Nasmed by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club, after Gordon Wagner, BCLS ( - 1994), Comox Valley historian, author and philanthropist. These small lakes were chosen because of their proximity to Mount Drabble, in turn named for early Comox Valley resident George Fawcett Drabble. Drabble served variously as government agent, magistrate, land surveyor, fur trader and storekeeper between 1865 and 1900; Wagner had located Drabble's 124 journals and commissioned his biography, published early in 1995. Photographs & newpaper clippings about George Wagner and Wagner Lakes on file B.1.38

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