Avalanche Pass

Feature Type:Pass (2) - Low opening in a mountain range or hills, offering a route from one side to the other.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, NE of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°36'59"N, 119°54'04"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 January 1925 on BC-Alberta boundary sheet # 36.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"The name is taken from the Jobe-Phillips map. The direction of the pass is NW and SE and the altitude 5195 feet above sea level..." (BC-Alberta Boundary Report, Part III, p.41) [the map referred to was drawn by Don Phillips, Miss Jobe's guide on her 1914 expedition, and published by the American Geographical Society, vol XLVII, No.7, 1915.]

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office