Haggard 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: E of Mount Rider, near head of Hellroaring Creek NW of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°33'59"N, 120°25'04"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93H/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917. Extent of glacier confirmed on 16 August 1958 air photo: BC 2516 #51.

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

After Sir Henry Ryder Haggard (1856-1925), a popular novelist who, in July 1916, travelled from Vancouver to Edmonton by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which the mountain overlooks. It is not clear WHY Sir Haggard's name was used. See also Mount Rider.

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