Sir Donald Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Beaver River and head of Illecillewaet River, SE of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°16'36''N, 117°27'36''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/6

Origin Notes and History:

Named by Order-in-Council in 1885. Also Mount Sir Donald and Sir Donald Glacier.

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

After Sir Donald A. Smith of CPR fame, later Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal. See Strathcona Park for biographical information.

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