Kimmel Glacier

Feature Type:Glacier - Mass of permanent snow and ice flowing from an area of snow accumulation on higher ground.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Canoe River, SW of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 52°38'59"N, 119°25'04"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/11
Related Maps: 83D
83D/11

Origin Notes and History:

Kimmel Creek, Kimmel Glacier and Mount Kimmel adopted 19 December 1961 on 83D/11.

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

Kimmel Creek, Kimmel Glacier and Mount Kimmell were named to remember 3 brothers from Albreda:
Canadian Army Rifleman Gordon L. Kimmel, K53748, killed in action 8 June 1944.
Canadian Army L Sergeant Richard K. Kimmel, K92118, killed in action 18 June 1944.
Canadian Army Corporal Clifford H. Kimmel, K92117, killed in action 5 December 1944.

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