Calliope Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Broughton Island, NE of Port McNeill, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°49'00''N, 126°53'00''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, 1867 et seq, and on BC map 2C, 1919, and as identified on 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Presumably named by Captain Pender, RN, referring to its profile when viewed from Queen Charlotte Strait: a calliope is a musical instrument resembling a pipe organ, consisting of a series of whistles sounded by steam or compressed air.

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