David Glacier

Name officially adopted in 1962
Earliest known reference to this name is 1925
Feature type: Glacier
Province: British Columbia
Location: Premier Range
Latitude: 52°44’30” N
Longitude: 119°46’00” W
NTS map: 83D/12
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
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Named in 1924 by the Carpé-Chamberlin climbing party in association with the nearby mountain and pass that they proposed be named Mount David Thompson and David Pass, in the mistaken belief that the pass was the true source of the North Thompson River.


  • Munday, Walter Alfred Don [1890–1950]. “In the Cariboo Range – Mt. David Thompson.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 15 (1925):130-136. Alpine Club of Canada
  • Carpé, Allen [1894–1932]. “Climbs in Cariboo Mts. and Northern Gold Range, Interior Ranges of British Columbia.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 37 (1925):63

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