Gold Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Upper Arrow Lake and Shuswap River, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'00''N, 118°10'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82L/9
Related Maps: 82L
82L/8
82L/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted September 1932 on 82 L/NE; application altered 11 July 1963 on 82 L. (letter 16 April 1963, file M.2.60)

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

At one time the mountains west of Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes and the Columbia River (ie. today's Monashee Mountains) were known as the Gold Range, but the name is now restricted to a comparatively narrow strip along the west shore of the Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes and the Columbia River from about Revelstoke south. Bounded on the East by the Columbia River, on the South by South Fostall Creek and Sitkum Creek, on the West by Shuswap River, and on the North by the Trans-Canada Highway.

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