British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies
- Argenta - A simplified or mistaken form of argentea, the Latin adjective for 'silver.' The community originated during the silver-mining boom in the 1890s.
- Earl Grey Pass - In 1907 Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada, travelled on horseback over this pass between Kootenay Lake and the headwaters of the Columbia.
- Actually Fred Wells (see Wells) discovered this pass, which was originally named after him, and Lord Grey is said to have objected to the change in name.
- Mount Hamill - After Thomas Hammil (note correct spelling), a young Cornish prospector. For the story of his murder, see Sproule Creek.
- Kootenay Joe Creek - Kootenay Joe, an Indian chief living near Creston, often canoed up this creek to camp, fish, and hunt.
- Midge Peak - After the steam launch Midge, which W.A. Baillie-Grohman brought in from the United States.
- He managed to get her admitted duty free as an agricultural implement after jocularly assuring the customs officer that he would need it to pull a plough across the flooded part of his land.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/Argenta