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Field / Mount Burgess / Mount Carnarvon / Cathedral Mountain / Chancellor Peak / Howse Pass / Mount Huber

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Field, BC (Nearby: Parson, Castledale, Harrogate, Nicholson, Golden)

  • Mount Carnarvon
  • Cathedral Mountain
  • Chancellor Peak
  • Field
  • Howse Pass
  • Mount Huber

312 Stephen Ave
Field, British Columbia
V0A 1G0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • After A.M. Burgess, at one time federal Deputy Minister of the Interior.
  • Mount Burgess is geologically famous for the very ancient fossils in the Burgess Shales, which have been declared a world heritage site because of the remarkable degree of preservation of the fossils.
  • Mount Carnarvon named after Lord Carnarvon (1831-90), British Colonial Secretary. His 'Carnarvon Terms' of 1874 settled the disputes that had arisen between
  • British Columbia and the dominion government during the years immediately after the province's entry into Confederation.
  • The appearance of Cathedral Mountain, one of the most sublime in the Canadian Rockies, won it this name in 1884.
  • Chancellor Peak - After Sir John Boyd (1837-1916), Chancellor of Ontario, who was one of the arbitrators of the dispute between the federal government and the CPR in 1886.
  • (Until 1916 Ontario had a Chancery Division to its Supreme Court. This, like the Chancery Court in England, was presided over by a chancellor and based its judgments upon equity rather than the letter of the law.)
  • Field - After Cyrus Field (1819-92) of Atlantic cable fame, who visited the area in 1884.
  • Howse Pass - Used by David Thompson in 1807 on his way to found Kootenae House on the upper Columbia River.
  • The pass is named, however, after the next white man to go that way, Joseph Howse, who used the same route in 1810 when sent by the HBC to find out what the NWC was doing on the far side of the Rockies.
  • Howse established a post near present-day Kalispell, Montana.
  • Mount Huber - After Emil Huber of the Swiss Alpine Club, one of the three climbers who in 1890 made the first ascent of Mount Donald.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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  • Hungabee Mountain

  • From the Stoney Indian word meaning 'chiefs' or 'council.' This name is justified by the dominating appearance of this peak.

  • Mount Hurd

  • After Major M.F. Hurd, who was engaged in exploratory surveys during the building of the CPR.

  • Kicking Horse Pass

  • ). Commemorates the fact that in August 1858 Dr. (later Sir) James Hector, geologist with the Palliser Expedition, was here kicked in the chest by one of his packhorses and sustained a nasty injury.

  • Mount King

  • Named in 1886 after Dr. W.F. King, successively chief inspector of surveys and chief astronomer of Canada.

  • Kiwetinok River

  • From the cree Indian word meaning 'on the north side.'

  • Kiwetinok River

  • Mount Lefroy

  • Named by James Hector after Major General Sir John Henry Lefroy (1817-90). Between 1842 and 1844, Lefroy travelled over 5,500 miles in the Canadian northwest making magnetic and meteorological surveys. He headed the Toronto Observatory from 1842 to 1853. During the Crimean War, he investigated hospital conditions in Constantinople and became a friend of Florence Nightingale. He was Governor of the Bahamas from 1871 to 1877 and of Tasmania from 1880 to 1882.

  • Lilliput Mountain

  • Seen at a distance, rock pillars here resemble a crowd of little people.

  • McArthur Lake

  • After James Joseph McArthur, DLS (1856-1925), of the Dominion Topographical Survey, who discovered both this lake and nearby Lake O'Hara.

  • Michel Peak

  • After Friedrich Michel, one of the CPR's Swiss guides, based at Glacier House (opened in 1886), who made various first ascents around 1900.

  • Mistaya Mountain

  • The Stoney Indian word for 'grizzly bear.'

  • Nareo Peak

  • From a Stoney Indian word meaning 'to spatter or fly out,' like grease from a fire. Another interpretation is 'hit in the stomach.'

  • Odaray Mountain

  • Derived from two stoney Indian words that together mean 'many waterfalls.'

  • Oesa lake

  • Stoney Indian word meaning 'corner.' Lake Oesa lies in a corner where Abbot Pass meets the valley leading down to Lake O'Hara.

  • Mount Ogden

  • After I.G. Ogden, first financial vice president of the CPR.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Dennis, 3km
  • Mount Burgess, 3km
  • Walcott Peak, 3km
  • Mount Field, 4km
  • Mount Stephen, 3km
  • Wapta Mountain, 6km
  • Mount Duchesnay, 5km
  • Lone Duck Lake, 5km
  • Emerald Lake, 6km
  • Peaceful Pond, 6km
  • Yoho Lake, 8km
  • Hidden Lakes, 9km
  • Michael Peak, 9km
  • Cathedral Mountain, 6km
  • Mount Ogden, 9km
  • Cathedral Lakes, 7km
  • Mount Owen, 10km
  • Emerald Peak, 9km
  • Odaray Mountain, 8km
  • Hamilton Lake, 9km
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  • Linda Lake, 8km
  • Vanguard Peak, 8km
  • Mount Niles, 12km
  • Lake Celeste, 13km
  • The Vice President, 12km
  • Morning Glory Lakes, 9km
  • Lake Duchesnay, 14km
  • Mount Hurd, 13km
  • Mount Carnarvon, 11km
  • The President, 12km
  • Paget Peak, 11km
  • The Secretary-Treasurer, 13km
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  • Allan Peak, 15km
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  • Schaffer Lake, 11km
  • Mount Daly, 15km
  • Fairy Lake, 16km
  • Mount Vaux, 16km
  • Marpole Lake, 16km
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  • Fulmen Mountain, 16km
  • Wiwaxy Peaks, 11km
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