David Pass

Name officially adopted in 1963
Earliest known reference to this name is 1925
Feature type: Pass (2)
Location: Between North Canoe and David Glaciers on the N side of Mount Sir John Thompson
Latitude: 52°46’00” N
Longitude: 119°43’00” W
NTS map: 83D/13
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
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Named in 1924 by the Carpé-Chamberlin climbing party in association with the nearby mountain and pass that they proposed be named Mount David Thompson and David Pass, in the mistaken belief that the pass was the true source of the North Thompson River.


  • Carpé, Allen [1894–1932]. “Climbs in Cariboo Mts. and Northern Gold Range, Interior Ranges of British Columbia.” Alpine Journal, Vol. 37 (1925):63
  • Munday, Walter Alfred Don [1890–1950]. “In the Cariboo Range – Mt. David Thompson.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 15 (1925):130-136. Alpine Club of Canada

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