Dawson Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°09'00''N, 117°26'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82N/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 8 September 1932 on 82/SW, as identified on maps since at least 1911, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

"...the highest & central massif of the Dawson Range, comprising...." (A.O. Wheeler, "Guide to the Selkirk Mountains", 1911, p.58)

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

After geologist George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901), member of the British North America International Boundary Commission, 1873, director of the Geological Survey of Canada, 1895-1901. Dawson's comprehensive and detailed reports and maps about his surveys in British Columbia and the Yukon greatly expanded the available information about the natural landscape. [see Dawson Creek (city) and Dawson Harbour for additional biographical information.]

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