David 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 side of Mount Sir John Thompson in the Premier Range, SW of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°44'29"N, 119°46'04"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/12
Related Maps: 83D/12
83D/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 May 1962 on 83D as identified in Canadian Alpine Journal vol XV, 1925, p.130.

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

Named in 1924 by the Carpe-Chamberlin climbing party in association with the nearby mountain and pass that they proposed be named Mount David Thompson and David Pass, in the mistaken belief that the pass was the true source of the North Thompson River. (see Don Munday's explanation and sketch map in CAJ vol XV, 1925, pp.129-133). [the mountain was subsequently renamed Mount Sir John Thompson after Canada's 5th Prime Minister, John Sparrow David Thompson; the names David Pass and David Glacier, given in 1924, were retained.]

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