Potato Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Tatlayoko Lake and N end of Chilko Lake, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°35'15''N, 124°19'24''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92N/9

Origin Notes and History:

Potato Mountains adopted 6 May 1924. Form of name changed to Potato Range in the 19th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1928.

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

Extends northward from Cheshi Pass and Cheshi Creek to the valley that contains Lincoln Lake and Choelquoit Lake

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

So named because the Indians here dig the roots of the tubers Claytonia, which they call potatoes.

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