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
Earliest known reference to this name is 1915 (BC Archives).
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. But Foster would not seem to have any connection with this creek.

The British Columbia Archives has a photograph of the Foster Creek rapids on the Columbia River taken in 1915.


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