Sir Sandford Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Gold River and Palmer Creek, just SW of Gold Arm Kinbasket Lake, NW of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°39'24''N, 117°52'04''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/12

Origin Notes and History:

Decision in 18th Report.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Named after Sir Sandford Fleming, KCMG, (1827-1915). In 1871 Fleming was appointed engineer-in-chief of the CPR and under his direction the route was surveyed from Fort William westward to the Rockies and through the two alternate passes - the Yellowhead and the Kicking Horse. He was the first to advocate twenty-four-hour day standard time for railways.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.