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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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