Jackpine Pass

Feature type: Pass (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Atla-BC boundary, W of Mount Bess, E of Jackpine Mountain
Latitude: 53°22’00”
Longitude: 119°26’00”
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.

References:

  • 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

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