Mile 101 Alaska Hwy
British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC
- Laurier Pass - Named after Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada, by Inspector J.D. Moodie of the NWMP.
- Moodie discovered this pass through the Rockies in 1897 while leading a patrol of four constables on a notable trail-finding expedition from the Peace River country to the Yukon.
- Immediately to the south of the pass is MOUNT LAURIER. A slightly higher mountain to the southwest is named after Lady Laurier.
- Sikanni Chief River - Named for a Beaver Indian 'dreamer' or 'prophet,' Makenunatane, known to the white men as the 'Sikanni Chief.'
- Trimble Lake - After Dr. James Trimble, for some years a surgeon in the Royal Navy before he took up practice in Victoria in 1858.
- He became a mayor of Victoria and was Speaker of the provincial legislature from 1872 to 1878. He was a courtly Irish gentleman with a fine presence and a warm heart.
- Local people know this as Deadmen's Lake since two prospectors shot each other to death here around 1915.
- 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/LaurierPass