Homathko Icefield

Feature Type:Icefield - Irregularly shaped mass of permanent snow and ice, generally forming the accumulation area of two or more glaciers.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Homathko and Southgate Rivers, SW of Chilko Lake, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°07'00''N, 124°35'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92N/2
Related Maps: 92K/15

Origin Notes and History:

Homathko Snowfield adopted 6 April 1950 on 92NW as identified in Canadian Alpine Journals 1933, 1936, 1942, 1943. Named in association with Homathko River. Form of name changed to Homathko Icefield 30 April 1976 on 92 K/15.

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