Monkman Falls

Feature Type:Waterfall - Perpendicular or steep descent of water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Below Monkman Lake on Monkman Creek, SW of Tumbler Ridge, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°38'09''N, 121°09'32''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93I/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 18 February 1998 on 93I/11, as labelled on BC Parks' 1992 Monkman Park Master Plan documents & maps; an established local name.

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

One of a series of 10 waterfalls along a 4km stretch of Monkman Creek, known as "The Cascades".

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

Alex Monkman, Carl Brooks and Ted Chambers were the first to go through the Monkman Pass to Prince George. (from "Beaverlodge to the Rockies", 1974, p.550, publisher not known; copy received 1998, file M.2.61). See Monkman Pass for additional biographical information. [see also Gauthier, Mount]

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