Beaverdam 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°34'00''N, 119°53'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 83E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 January 1925 on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet 35.

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

"...we came to a new low pass, 5300 feet, filled with beaver dams and houses. We named this Beaver Dam Pass." (Mary Jobe, 1915, referring to her expedition the previous year, guided by Don Phillips)

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

"...no sign of beaver were now seen around the small tarn close to the summit of the pass on the Alberta side of the watershed, or in the small stream flowing from it. They seem to have either been trapped out or to have left the locality." (September 1923 observations, recorded in BC-Alberta Boundary Report, Part III, p.40.)

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