3392 Hwy 95 South
British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies
Description From Owner:
- After Dr. Charles W. Drysdale, an outstanding young geologist who, with his assistant, William Gray, drowned in the Kootenay River in 1917 while working for the Geological Survey of Canada.
- Mount Duchesney - After E.J. Duchesnay, CE, assistant general superintendent of the Pacific Division of the CPR, killed by a rockfall in a tunnel near Spuzzum in 1901.
- Foster Peak - After Colonel (later Major-General) W.W. Foster.
- Mount Goodsir - Named in 1858 by Dr. Hector after his former teacher John Goodsir (1814-67), Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University.
- Mount Gray - After William J. (Billy) Gray, a UBC student who drowned in 1917 in the Kootenay River during a summer geological survey.
- A founding member of the BC Mountaineering Club, and at one time its president, Gray also has GRAY PASS in Garibaldi Park named after him.
- Mount Haffner - After Lieutenant Henry John Haffner, CE (1880-1916). He made the first survey of the Banff-Windermere road and was an engineer during its early construction.
- In World War I, he gave splendid service with the 8th Field Company of the Canadian Engineers until killed by a sniper.
- Harrogate - After the fashionable resort in Yorkshire.
- Parson - After Henry George Parson, Golden merchant, MLA, 1909.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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