Beaver Canyon

Feature Type:Canyon (2) - Deep, narrow valley with precipitous walls.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW side Columbia Reach, Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°31'00''N, 117°27'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82N/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on BC map 5D, Revelstoke-Golden, as identified in "The Selkirk Range" by A.O. Wheeler, 1905, and as labelled on Department of Interior map "Northern Selkirk Mountains and Big Bend Columbia River", 1915, and on Dominion Sectional sheet 163, Donald, 1921 (file B.3.38).

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

"...the entrance to the pass is by way of the Beaver canyon, a narrow gorge through which the Beaver river tumbles to the Columbia." (The Selkirk Range, 1905, p.425)

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