Foster Creek

British Columbia. Creek: Columbia River drainage
Flows E. into Foster Arm, Canoe Reach Kinbasket Lake
52°15’24” N 118°38’12” W — Map 83D/7 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1973. Official in BCCanada

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. In Memoriam.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 38 (1955):58. Alpine Club of Canada

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