Battle Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Incomappleux and Duncan Rivers, S of Battle Brook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°55'00''N, 117°20'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82K/14
Related Maps: 82K/13
82K/14
82N/3
82N/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 June 1960 on 82K, as labelled on Dominion Sectional sheet 113, Spillimacheen, 1910 et seq, and on BC map 1EM, 1915 et seq, and as identified in Canadian Alpine Journal Vol XXXI, 1948, p. 1.

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

Part of the Duncan Ranges, bounded by Duncan River, Battle Brook, Westfall River & Kellie Creek, including Sugarloaf Mtn, Mt. Duncan & Beaver Mtn, as shown on sectional sheet 113 and as described in Thorington's "A Climbers Guide to the Interior Rangers of British Columbia", 1947. (letter 11 March 1960, item 120, file L.3.59).

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

Named in association with Battle Brook. "The very name is derived from a legendary encounter with [a bear]." (CAJ, XXXI, 1948, p.19).

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