BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: President Range
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Between Yoho and Kiwetinok Rivers, at N end Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°30'00''N, 116°33'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82N/7
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 82N/10
82N/7
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Origin Notes and History:

"President Range (not Emerald Range)" adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1904 by Edward Whymper, of Matterhorn fame, after Lord Shaughnessey, president of the CPR. (Canadian Alpine Journal Vol 1, 1907, p.52, including photographs). Also "The President" and "The Vice President".
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office