Countess of Dufferin Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Grenville Channel opposite Pitt Island, SW of Kitimat, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°32'00''N, 129°32'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103H/12
Related Maps: 103H/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 11 May 1946 on C.3772, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1923A, 1881 et seq, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed 4 February 1949 on C.3772,and 2 October 1952 on 103H.

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

"After Harriot Georgina....Countess of Dufferin, wife of the Earl of Dufferin, who served as Governor General of Canada 1872 - 1878; named in 1876 by the captain and officers of HMS Amethyst, when the Governor General and his wife were taking a cruise on this coast, described in her delightful book, "My Canadian Journal," London, 1891." Dufferin Island was named at the same time.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)