Abbot 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: On BC-AB border, NE of Lake McArthur, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°22'00''N, 116°17'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted by the Geographic Board of Canada 30 June 1904.

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

Named in 1896 by Prof. Charles E. Fay, after Phillip Stanley Abbot of the Appalachian Mountain Club of Boston, who was killed in a fall from the summit of Mt. Lefroy, 3 August 1896.

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