BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Continental Ranges
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Feature Types.
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Ranges - Plural of Range (2)
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Not official.
Relative Location: Rocky Mountains, between McGregor and Flathead Rivers
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°00'00''N, 117°30'00''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/13
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.:
82G/10 82G/11 82G/14 82G/15
82J/11 82J/12 82J/13 82J/3
82J/5 82J/6 82K/16 82N/1
82N/10 82N/11 82N/12 82N/13
82N/14 82N/15 82N/2 82N/7
82N/8 82N/9 82O/4 83C/3
83C/4 83C/5 83D/1 83D/10
83D/11 83D/14 83D/15 83D/16
83D/8 83D/9 83E/12 83E/13
83E/2 83E/3 83E/4 83E/5
83E/6 93H/1 93H/10 93H/15
93H/16 93H/8 93H/9 93I/1
93I/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 January 1965 in British Columbia as submitted by geologist Stuart Holland (file C.2.46); a physiographic subdivision named and delineated for use by geologists. Not adopted in Alberta. No evidence of use; extent not clear. BC recommended that the name be cancelled and removed from standard topographic maps; it is not used or recognized by the general public (17 January 1974 letter to the Geographic Board, Ottawa file 203-2). No evidence in BC files that the name was ever rescinded. Status changed to "Pending Investigation" 12 November 1986 on maps NTS 82, 83 and 93.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Continental Ranges were so-named because they form the northern crown on the continent; original suggestion was "Great Divide Mountains" (November 1963, file C.2.26).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office