Bait Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of N end of Takla Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°38'00''N, 126°29'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93M/9
Related Maps: 93M/10
93M/15
93M/8
93M/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 March 1938 on Geological Survey sheet 448A, Hazelton, as labelled on BC Lands' map 5A, 1917 et seq, applying to the area between Frypan Creek and Kotsine River. Application extended southward 5 July 1951 on 93 M, to include the area previously known as Frypan Mountains. (file H.2.37)

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

CPR Engineer Horetsky had called the area south of Frypan Pass the "Frypan Mountains" in his 1874 book; G.M. Dawson, Geological Survey of Canada identified these as "Firepan Pass" and "Fire Pan Mountains" in his 1897 report. "Frypan Mountains" is labelled on BC Lands' map 5A, 1917, and that name was adopted 1 March 1938 on Geological Survey sheet 448A, Hazelton. Subsequently determined that these mountains form the southern end of the Bait Range. Frypan Mountains rescinded 5 July 1951 on 93 M, and Bait Range extended to include this feature. (file H.2.37)

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Bait Range extends from Kotsine River southeast to the midchannel of Dust Creek.

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