Cascade

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Near BC-Washington boundary S of Christina Lake, E of Grand Forks, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°01'00''N, 118°12'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82E/1

Origin Notes and History:

Cascade (Village) adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1915. Form of name changed to Cascade (Post Office & Station) 6 October 1955 on 82SW (file D.1.49). Form of name changed to Cascade (Railway Point) 31 December 1981, then to Cascade (Locality) 31 January 1983 on 82E/1.

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

Cascade Post Office opened 1 October 1897, named in association with a rapid in a canyon of the Kettle River river; CPR station abandoned by 1968; Post Office closed (amalgamated with Christina Lake Post Office) 30 June 1973.

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

"The Kettle River is compressed in a narrow canyon at the head of which a dam was built across the river, and a power plant located below the canyon, by the Cascade Water Power Company, which ran a line to Grand Forks. The Cascade Company was absorbed by the West Kootenay Power & Light Company, and the operation discontinued." (Rupert W. Haggen, BCLS, Origin of Place Names in Boundary District, 1945 manuscript, file H.1.45.)

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