Kaufmann Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Chimney Peak in Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°16'15''N, 116°14'14''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8
Related Maps: 82N

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 May 1918 (published in the Canada Gazette 18 May 1918), as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #15, 1916

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

Named by Professor H.C. Parker of Columbia University, after his Swiss guide Christian Kaufmann; during their ascent of Mount Deltaform they had camped overnight at this lake. (Appalachia, Vol X, 1902-1904, p 294)

Source: included with note