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  • Sifton Pass
  • Tower of London Range
  • Battle of Britain Range

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  • Sifton Pass - This pass, linking the valleys of the Kechika and Fox Rivers, was named by Inspector Moodie of the NWMP in 1898 during his patrol from Edmonton to the Yukon.
  • He named it after Clifford Sifton, the federal Minister of the Interior from 1896 to 1905. Sifton was knighted in 1915 and died in 1929. Also MOUNT SIFTON, north of Rogers Pass.
  • Tower of London Range - On 8 July 1960, as part of the British Army's 'Adventure Training Program,' two officers, a sergeant, and three corporals of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
  • left the Tower of London on the first stage of their Canadian Rocky Mountains Expedition.
  • Arriving at Dawson Creek, they were joined on 18 July by Lieutenant-Colonel S.W. Archibald, a veteran surveyor and a former commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment, and by his seventy-eight-year-old Cree assistant.
  • Between then and the end of August, they explored around latitude 58 0 N. and longitude 125 0W. , scaling many peaks, erecting cairns, and naming (among other features) Lord Mayor Peak, Merchant Taylors Peak, and Constable Peak (for the constable of the
  • Other peaks they named for towers in that fortress: for example, Beauchamp Peak, The White Tower, and Devereux Peak.
  • However, as the author of the party's high-spirited Final Report did not fail to note, 'The Bloody Tower has not yet lent its name to a peak, although there are several that would undoubtedly qualify.'
  • Battle of Britain Range - Whereas the name of the range commemorates the valour of the Royal Air Force in repelling the German aerial onslaught on Britain in 1940,
  • individual mountains in it commemorate not only the allied leaders (Mount Churchill and Mount Roosevelt) and the places of their meetings
  • (Teheran Mountain, Yalta Peak), but also the battles in which Canadian troops served (Dieppe Mountain, Falaise Mountain, and Ortona Mountain).
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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