Wapumun Lake

British Columbia. Lake
S of Kakwa Lake
53.9942 N 120.1706 W — Map 093H16 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1925
Official in BCTopo map from Canadian Geographical Names

Adopted in 1925 as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheets 38 & 39. In lieu of original paperwork this name was reconfirmed 16 July 1963. May have previously been labeled as Wapumoon Lake.

A descriptive name given by Samuel Prescott Fay [1884–1971] in 1914, spelled by him “Wapumoon.”

“Wapumun” is recorded as being a Cree word interpreted as “mirror” or “reflection.”


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