Ball Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, S of head of Vermilion River in Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°09'00''N, 116°01'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82N/1
Related Maps: 82N/1
82O/4

Origin Notes and History:

Ball Range adopted 3 April 1952 on 82N/SE, as recommended by geologist Dr. Bostock and as identified in his report of the Canadian Cordillera; not "Ball Mountain Group" as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet 14, 1913 (file Y.1.50).

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

Named in association with Mount Ball and Ball Pass, in turn named in 1858 by Dr. James Hector or the Palliser Expedition, after John Ball (1818-1889), who had served as under secretary of state for the colonies, 1855-57.

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