Oweegee Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side Bell-Irving River, NE of Bowser Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°40'00''N, 129°30'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 104A/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 24 July 1945 on 104A, as labelled on BC map 5C, 1929.

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

Oweegee Smokehouse was located in this vicinity along the Bell-Irving River, in the 1920's and earlier. "An Indian name - meaning not known." (P.M. Monckton, BCLS)

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

Extends from 56 35 - 129 20 to 56 45 - 129 40.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa