Starbird Pass
Feature Type:Pass (2) - Low opening in a mountain range or hills, offering a route from one side to the other.
Status: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Head of Horsethief Creek, W of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°25'59"N, 116°41'04"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 82K/7
Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 17 July 1962 on 82K/7, as identified in Canadian Alpine Journal, vol IV, 1912, p.106, and in Thorington's "Climber's Guide to the Interior Ranges of British Columbia", 1937, p.95, etc. See Starbird Ridge and Starbird Glacier for origin information.

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

It is believed that this pass was first crossed by Thomas Starbird, who is the only permanent resident of the valley (1912) and the man who has been most prominent in opening it up. He had a ranch there, Starbird Ranch, which was a rendezvous point for a number of climbers coming into the district. (0179-A).

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa