Province: British Columbia
Location: Atla-BC boundary, W of Mount Bess, E of Jackpine Mountain
NTS map: 83E/6
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
“It is the crossing of the watershed that gives access to the head of the Jackpine River valley; hence the name,” wrote boundary surveyor Arthur Wheeler. The pass was named by the Jobe-Phillips expedition to Mount Kitchi (Mount Sir Alexander) in 1915.
- Wheeler, Arthur O. and Cautley, R.W. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part III-A. Topographical surveys of the watershed. 1922, 1923, 1924. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924