White Falls

British Columbia. Falls: Fraser River drainage
Robson River, between Berg Lake and Kinney Lake
53.1167 N 119.2 W — Map 83E/3 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1911 (Wheeler)
Name officially adopted in 1956
Official in BCCanada
White Falls
William James Topley, 1914

White Falls
William James Topley, 1914
Library and Archives Canada

Describing the course of the Robson River below the Falls of the Pool,
Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945] wrote, “the river proceeds on its way still deep in a rock canyon, to the last line of cliffs, down which it leaps in a great curve of foam. ‘The White Fall’ would be an appropriate name.”

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The Alpine Club of Canada’s expedition to Jasper Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson region, 1911.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 4 (1912):9-80
  • Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953], and Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Parts IIIA & IIIB, 1918 to 1924. From Yellowhead Pass Northerly. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1925. Whyte Museum

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