Kitlope Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Kitlope and Tezwa Rivers, SE of head of Gardner Canal, between Bella Coola and Kitimat, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°04'30''N, 127°41'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93E/4

Origin Notes and History:

Kitlope Range was adopted 10 January 1922 on OBF 0662, as submitted by F.C. Swannell, BCLS. Confirmed 7 September 1950 on 93E.

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

The name is of Indian origin, where Kit means people, and Lope means opening in mountains. (Swannell, October 1921); various phonetic spellings: Kitlobe, Kitlup...

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