Ingenika Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Ingenika River above Swannell River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°41'00''N, 125°42'40''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 94C/12
Related Maps: 94C/11
94C/12
94C/13
94C/14
94D/16
94D/9

Origin Notes and History:

Ingenika Range was adopted 23 April 1940 on 94 D, and 31 October 1942 on 94 C at 56 31-125 41, as established on BC Map 1H, 1917 and BC Map 1L, 1929. Altered application 7 December 1950 on 94 C and 5 April 1951 to 56 40-125 50. Confirmed 4 June 1953 on 94 C. Altered application 3 July 1990 to 56 41 00-125 42 40. Named in association with Ingenika River, Ingenika Cone, and Ingenika Crag.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff, file A.1.42.

Ingenika Range application was altered in 1950 because it was determined that the range "had no topographic continuity" and the mountains in the range "[had] no geological or structual connection," therefore shouldn't be called a range. However, there was a nearby unnamed feature that was suitable for the feature type range, so the application was changed.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

"A Sekani Indian word indicating that the low-lying kinnikinnick shrub (bearberry) is to be found along this river." From entry for Ingenika River.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; "British Columbia Place Names"; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997, page 137.