Goat River Rapids

British Columbia. Rapids: Fraser River drainage
On the Fraser River downstream from Goat River
53.5392 N 120.6478 W — Map 093H10 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1914 (Walker)
Name officially adopted in 1980
Official in BCCanada

The Fraser has proved to be invaluable to the building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, despite the fact that so many lives and so much property have been lost in its waters. These accidents have happened mostly through carelessness and ignorance. The chief obstacles to navigation are due to the existence of shifting sand and gravel bars, the Goat Rapids, the Grand Canyon, and the Giscome Rapids, all above Fort George. High water minimizes this danger for the larger craft, but presents sometimes greater dangers for the smaller ones.

— Walker

  • Walker, James Alexander [1887–1959]. “South fork of Fraser River, Dore River to Clearwater River. December 15, 1913.” Report of the Minister of Lands, (1914). Google Books

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