Casket 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 at head of Forgetmenot River, N of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°47'00''N, 119°55'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 83E/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 November 1925 on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet 37.

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

"North Morkill" and Sheep Creek" identified on BC name card as old/other names for Casket Pass.

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

Named by boundary surveyors in 1923, in association with Casket Mountain [on the Alberta side of the boundary]; in turn named "due to a rock outcrop at the summit which bears a resemblance to a sarcophagus." (BC-Alberta Boundary Report, part III, p.61)

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