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British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies
- Leanchoil - The mother of Lord Strathcona, of CPR fame, was Barbara Stuart of the manor of Leth-na-Coyle (Leanchoil), Inverness-shire, Scotland.
- Lake O'Hara - After Lieutenant-Colonel Robert O'Hara of the Royal Artillery. Although he did not discover this beautiful lake, he was probably the first tourist to visit it. He was a prickly character.
- Opabin Pass - Traditionally this Stoney Indian word has been translated as 'rocky,' but 'impurities' is preferred by a linguist specializing in the Stoney language.
- Ottertail River - Translation of the Indian name for the river.
- Paget Peak - After the Very Reverend Dean Paget of Calgary, who made the first recorded ascent.
- Mont des Poilus - Named Mount Habel in 1898 after Jean Habel, a German mountaineer who had climbed in the area.
- Late in World War I, noting how the Canadians were naming mountain after mountain for French generals, Les -Annales of Paris declared, 'We beg our allies ... to keep one mountain ...
- for the great hero of the age, the humble and fascinating Poilu.' The upshot was that Herr Habel's mountain was renamed Mont des Poilus.
- President Range - After Lord Shaughnessy, president of the CPR 1898-1918.
- Mount Shaffer - After Dr. Charles Schaffer and his wife, Mary, who from 1889 on made annual summer trips from Philadelphia to botanize in the Rockies.
- By the time of Dr. Schaffer's death in 1903, Mary had overcome her early distaste for 'roughing it' and become an enthusiast for the mountains.
- With her friend Mollie Adams, she was among the first women to make packhorse expeditions into the remote parts of the Rockies. In 1915 she settled in Banff, having married Bill Warren, a local guide.
- Mary illustrated Alpine Flora of the Canadian Rockies (1907) based on Dr. Schaffer's research and was herself the author of Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies (1911).
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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