Premier Range

Feature type: Range (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Headwaters of Canoe River
Latitude: 52°45’00”
Longitude: 119°33’00”
NTS map: 83D/12
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

During Canada’s Diamond Jubilee in 1927, the higher peaks in this range were reserved for the names of premiers or prime ministers of Canada, British Columbia, and Great Britian. Arthur Meighen, John Oliver, Lester Pearson, Mackenzie King, Richard Bennett, Sir John Abbott, Sir John Thompson, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and Sir Wilfred Laurier have so far lent their names to peaks in the range.

The range (also known as the Premier Group) is bounded by the Raush and North Thompson rivers on the south and west, and the Albreda, Camp, Canoe, McLennan, and Fraser rivers to the east and north.


  • Anon. “Place names in the Premier Range, Cariboo Mountains, B.C.” Canadian Alpine Journal (1963).

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