Chushina Ridge

Alberta-BC boundary. Ridge
Between Snowbird Pass and Lynx Mountain
53.1342 N 119.0486 W — Map 083E03 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1912 (Walcott)
Name officially adopted in 1924
Official in BCCanada

“Chushina” is a Stoney word signifying “small” and was thought to be descriptive of this ridge when members of a 1911 Alpine Club of Canada–Smithsonian Robson Expedition named this feature.

[From the crest of Phillips Mountain] a glacier slopes down for a mile and a half to the edge of the cliffs west of Snowbird Pass. It is such a fine example of a small and complete glacier from névé to foot that I think it worthy of the name Chushina.

Charles Doolittle Walcott [1850–1927]

Walcott applied his name to the glacier, but now it applies to the ridge.

“Chushina Ridge” is listed at Indigenous Geographical Names dataset as a word of undetermined language.


  • Walcott, Charles Doolittle [1850–1927]. “The monarch of the Canadian Rockies.” National Geographic Magazine, (1913):626. Internet Archive
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Chushina Ridge

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