Bruins 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: Just W of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°17'58''N, 117°35'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/5

Origin Notes and History:

"Bruins Pass (not Bruin's Pass)" adopted in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906. Re-approved 8 September 1932 on 82N/SW.

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

So-named because of proximity to Bear Creek [since renamed Connaught Creek]; also Ursus Major Mountain, Ursus Minor Mountain, Grizzly Mountain, Balu Pass....

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