Resplendent Valley

British Columbia. Valley
E of Kinney Lake, SE of Mount Robson
53.0833 N 119.0333 W — Map 083E03 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1923
Official in BCCanada

The Resplendent Valley “is without doubt an exceedingly fine valley,” wrote Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945], leader of the 1911 Alpine Club of Canada–Smithsonian Robson Expedition. “Its exceptional alpine qualities and position directly below Mt. Resplendent, which here rises in great black precipices, suggested the name ‘Resplendent Valley,’ a name that subsequent and more detailed knowledge will fully justify.”


  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The Alpine Club of Canada’s expedition to Jasper Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson region, 1911.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 4 (1912):9-80

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