President Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Yoho and Kiwetinok Rivers, at N end Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°30'00''N, 116°33'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82N/7
Related Maps: 82N/10
82N/7

Origin Notes and History:

"President Range (not Emerald Range)" adopted in the 5th Report of 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 1904 by Edward Whymper, of Matterhorn fame, after Lord Shaughnessey, president of the CPR. (Canadian Alpine Journal Vol 1, 1907, p.52, including photographs). Also "The President" and "The Vice President".

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