Angels Staircase Falls

Feature Type:Falls - Perpendicular or steep descent of water. Variation of Waterfall.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On unnamed stream which flows W into Yoho River, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°31'04''N, 116°29'13''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 26 February 1965 on 82 N/9, as identified in "Away to The Canadian Rockies and British Columbia", Gordon Brinley, 1938, p 72; and as identified in National Parks' 1964 Pamphlet "Trails in the Yoho Valley Emerald Lake area, Yoho National Park".

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

Incorrect location description in the 1966 BC Gazetteer.

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

Identified as "Minto Cascade" in Dominion Parks Annual Report 1914, Vol.1, Part 5, p.46.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa