Refugium Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Central range of Brooks Peninsula, between Kyuquot and Quatsino Sounds, NW side of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°09'00''N, 127°46'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 January 1985 on 92 L/4 as submitted by the Provincial Museum's Brooks Peninsula Expedition.

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

Date of expedition:1981. So-named by expedition members: their research indicates that peaks above approximately 700 m in this range were above glacial ice during the last ice age, and acted as refruges (Refrugium) for unique plants and plant communities.

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