Located west of the North White River at the head of Akunam Creek and east of the head of Fenwick Creek and the head of Elk Creek. Park, Major headwater Kootenay River.
Latitude 50; 22; 44 Longitude 115; 24; 33, Topo map 82J/06
Named by John Palliser in 1858. Franklin, Sir John (Franklin led three expeditions to the Canadian Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. Althogh some fifty parties went in search of his final expedition it was a century before their remains were discovered in 1959.) Official name.