Bow Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: BC-Alberta boundary, S side of Kicking Horse Pass, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°20'00''N, 116°17'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917, as labelled on BC map 1A, 1912.

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

N extent: Kicking Horse Pass; S extent: head of Vermilion River; W of Bow River; E of Ochre Creek, Ottertail River, McArthur Creek & Pass and Cataract Brook.

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

In association with Bow River, Alberta, in turn a translation of the Cree name for the river, "manachaban sipi" meaning "bow wood river"; the Indians came to the upper reaches of the river, in the vicinity of Bow Glacier and Lake, to gather wood suitable for bow-making.

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