Wapta Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Head of Kicking Horse River on W side of Kicking Horse Pass, in Yoho National Park E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°26'23''N, 116°21'02''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917.

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

Stoney Indian for "river"

Source: 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1917, Ottawa)