Bonanza 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 Hwy 3, between Castlegar and Christina Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°13'00''N, 118°04'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82E/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 December 1965 on 82E/1, as suggested by Land Inspector, Nelson, in association with Bonanza Creek (February 1963, file G.1.57).

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

Bonanza Pass summit of Highway 3 is 5036 feet (1535 m) asl according to January 1987 advice from Highways Dept.

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

Mis-labelled "Mitchener Pass" on 1968-69 BC Road Map. Mis-identified as "Paulson Pass" in BC Motorist magazine, March 1969.

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