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:

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)

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