Stratigraphic range: Cretaceous
|Overlies||Smoky Group, Kotaneelee Formation|
|Region||Alberta, British Columbia|
|Named for||Wapiti River|
|Named by||G M Dawson, 1881|
The Wapiti Formation occurs at surface as erosional remnants in north-eastern British Columbia along the Beaver River, Liard River, between the Kotaneelee River and Petitot River. It reaches a thickness of several hundred meters.
Relationship to other units
The Wapiti Group forms the present day erosional surface in British Columbia, and is overlain by the Scollard Formation in its eastern reaches. It conformably and gradually overlays the Kotaneelee Formation in British Columbia, and the Smoky Group in north-western Alberta.
- Dawson, G.M., 1881. Report on the exploration from Port Simpson on the Pacific Coast to Edmonton on the Saskatchewan River, Embracing a portion of the northern part of British Columbia and the Peace River country, with Maps 150 and 152; Geological Survey of Canada, Report of Progress 1879-1880, Part B, p. 1-77.
- Lexicon of Canadian Geologic Units. "Wapiti Group". Retrieved 2009-12-16.
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