Fraser River and Smoky River drainages
Between Casket Creek and Forgetmenot Creek
53.7764 N 119.9303 W — Map 083E13 — Google — GeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1963
Official in BC – Canada
Boundary Commission Sheet 37 (surveyed in 1923 & 1924)
Boundary Commission Sheet 38 (surveyed in 1924)
Pre-emptor’s map Tête Jaune 3H 1931
Named by the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission in 1923, in association with Casket Mountain (on the Alberta side of the boundary); in turn named “due to a rock outcrop at the summit which bears a resemblance to a sarcophagus.” (BC-Alberta Boundary Report, part III, p.61)
“Casket mountain lies directly northeast of Intersection Mountain and is an extension of the same ridge. The name is due to a rock outcrop at the summit which bears a resemblance to a sarcophagus,” wrote boundary surveyor Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945].
“North Morkill” and “Sheep Creek” identified on BC name card as old/other names for Casket Pass.
- Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953], and Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part II. 1917 to 1921. From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass.. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924. Whyte Museum
- Cautley, Richard William [1873–1953], and Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. Report of the Commission Appointed to Delimit the Boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Parts IIIA & IIIB, 1918 to 1924. From Yellowhead Pass Northerly. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1925. Whyte Museum
- British Columbia Geographical Names. Casket Pass