Colville Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side Mackenzie Sound, N of Broughton Island, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°57'00''N, 126°46'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92L/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 September 1958 on C.3570, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1865 et seq, and on BC map 2C, 1919.

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

Named in 1865 by Captain Pender after Andrew Colville Mackenzie, third son of Kenneth Mackenzie of Craigflower Farm, Victoria. Andrew Colvile, HBC governor at the time, is generally understood to have been the child's namesake, but the boy's record of birth, 6 April 1854, is clearly spelled "Andrew Colville Mackenzie" (advice from Vital Statistics branch 27 November 1972).

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