Jade Lake

British Columbia. Lake: Fraser River drainage
SE of junction of Geikie Creek and Fraser River
52.6628 N 118.3936 W — Map 083D09 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada

This lake at the headwaters of the Fraser River was discovered by E. Rex Gibson [1892–1957] and Ernest Niederer in the 1920s.

While on the summit of Mt. Postern I made an interesting discovery, namely, that Gateway Glacier as shown on the Interprovincial Boundary Sheet No. 28, is not glacier at all, but a lake! This lake, which is of a beautiful jade colour appeared to be quite a bit larger than Icefall Lake and will, I hope, eventually take its place on the map as “Jade Lake.” It should be mentioned that Jade Lake lies a in a deep cirque between Mts. Portcullis and “Warden” and is invisible from any of the survey stations.

— Wates and Gibson

  • Wates, Cyril G. [1883–1946], and Gibson, E. Rex [1892–1957]. “The Ramparts in 1927.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 16 (1927):85-95

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