Alberta is looking for people who have a name for a geographical feature to get in contact with the people at the Alberta Geographical Names Program at http://culture.alberta.ca/heritage-and-museums/programs-and-services/historic-places-research-and-designation/geographical-names-program.
The Geographic Board of Canada was established in December 1897 as an assertion of Canada's sovereignty over its own geographical territory. By the 1970s, the responsibility for most geographical features had been transferred to the provinces.
The naming of features on land in Alberta administered by the federal government is a joint responsibility.
Final naming decisions are made by the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation and the Minister of Culture.
To find Canadian Geographical Names, you can go to http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/place-names/search/9170.
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