Boat Encampment

Locality. British Columbia: Confluence of Canoe River and Columbia River
52° 7′ 0″ N 118° 26′ 0″ W — Map 83D01 — Google
Earliest known reference to this name is 1811 (David Thompson).

David Thompson’s “Boat Encampment” was submerged by Kinbasket Lake, the reservoir created by Mica Dam, completed in 1973. Previously an official name, it was cancelled in 1974.

This name appears on B.C. Surveyor General Joseph William Trutch’s 1871 “Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude.”


  • Thompson, David. David Thompson’s Narrative of His Explorations in Western America, 1784-1812. Toronto: Champlain Society, 1916. University of British Columbia
  • Trutch, Joseph William [1826–1904]. Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude. Victoria, B.C.: Lands and Works Office, 1871. University of Victoria
  • Boat Encampment. Wikipedia

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