Moat Pass

Feature type: Pass (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Headwaters of Tonquin Creek
Latitude: 52°44’00”
Longitude: 118°20’00”
NTS map: 83D/9
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

“Your Commissioners suggest that the name of Moat Passage should be given to the lower summit of Tonquin Pass, in reference to Moat Lake, a pretty sheet of water, one mile long, which approaches within a few chains of the summit on the Alberta side.” The Commissioners were Wheeler and Cautley of the 1921 interprovincial boundary survey.

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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