Festuca 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: W of Carnlick Creek in the Ilgachuz Range, N of Anahim Lake, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°45'18''N, 125°18'52''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93C/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 15 December 1976 on 93C.

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

Named by Roy Taylor, UBC Botanical Gardens, "because of the occurrence in the pass of the distinctive and locally-abundant arctic grass species Festuca altaica."

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