Foster Creek

Name adopted in 1973
Feature type: Creek
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows E. into Foster Arm, Canoe Reach Kinbasket Lake
Latitude: 52°15’24”
Longitude: 118°38’12”
NTS map: 83D/7
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
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Possibly named for William Wasborough Foster (1872-1954), a major-general in the Canadian Army and accomplished alpinist, member of the party to make the official first ascent of Mount Robson in 1913.

References:

  • MacCarthy, Albert H. “William Wasborough Foster. 1875-1956. In Memoriam.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 38 (1955):58. Alpine Club of Canada

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