Beaufort Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Comox and Cameron Lakes, E side Vancouver Island, Newcastle Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°26'00''N, 124°54'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92F/7
Related Maps: 92F/10
92F/11
92F/6
92F/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 February 1924, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 580, 1862 et seq, and on BC map 2A, 1913 et seq.

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

This range is within the 2500 feet elevation, and encompasses Mount Schofield and Mount Mark.

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

Named in 1860 by Captain Richards, RN, after Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), who entered the Navy in 1878; later surveyor, Rear-Admiral, and appointed Hydrographer of the Admiralty in July 1832.

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

Indian name is Yuts-whol-aht, meaning "walking through the face of the mountain", a reference to the original trail to the east coast of Vancouver Island.

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