Cabin Lake - Cyclamen Ridge

 
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Cabin Lake 83 D/16 - Jasper
18-45-1-W6
52 53' N 118 07' W
Approximately 3 km west of Jasper

This lake and the nearby creek were named in
1914 by H. Matheson, DLS. The water supply for Jasper is obtained from this source. No other information about the origin of this name is available.
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Cache Creek 84 F/10 - Wolverine River
2-100-18-W5
57 39' N 116 50' W
Flows north-west into Wolverine River approximately 94 km north-east of Manning

The precise origin of the name of this creek is unknown, although it is an indication that someone kept a cache in this area. The name was recorded by J.A. Fletcher, DLS, surveying in the area in
1913.
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Cache Lake 83 F/5 - Entrance
17-52-26-W5
53 29' N 117 52' W
Approximately 17 km north-west of Hinton

Cache Lake gets its name because A.H. Hawkins of the Dominion Land Survey, who ran the Fifteenth and Sixteenth baselines, had a supply of iron posts and food packed into a cache here.
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Cairngorm Mountain 83 D/16 - Jasper
2-46-2-W6
52 56' N 118 12' W
Approximately 10 km north-west of Jasper

Cairngorm is Gaelic for "blue-green mountain." There is a mountain range in Scotland called Cairngorm Mountains. The name for this feature was applied in
1916 by M.P. Bridgland. The mountain measures 2,610 m in altitude.
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Caldron Lake 82 N/10 - Blaeberry River
36-31-19-W5
51 42' N 116 34' W
Approximately 90 km north-west of Banff

This lake was named by A.O. Wheeler in
1918. The kettle-shaped rock depression is reminiscent of a cauldron leading to its descriptive name.
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Cameron Creek 84 C/6 - Weberville
17-86-20-W5
56 27' N 117 06' W
Flows north-west into Peace River approximately 27 km north north-east of Peace River

The was named after an early settler in the area. The Dominion Land Survey at one time recorded a more colourful name for the feature, Rat Root Creek.
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Cameron Hills 84 N/13 - Esk Lake
23-125-1-W6
59 48' N 118 00' W
Approximately 153 km north north-east of High Level

These hills were officially named in
1921 for Maxwell George Cameron, an assistant on a survey crew. He later became chief cartographer of the Surveys and Mapping Branch in Ottawa, 1948-1951.
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Capitol Mountain 83 F/4 - Miette
10-48-27-W5
53 08' N 117 50' W
Approximately 37 km south south-west of Hinton

This 2,438 m mountain was given its name in
1916 by M.P. Bridgland. It has an imposing position south-east of Roche Miette.
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Caribou River 84 J/5 - Sled Island
13-109-12-W5
58 28' N 115 51' W
Flows south into Peace River approximately 75 km east south-east of High Level

When J.S. Galletly, DLS surveyed the area in
1913, he referred to the feature as "Caribou or Deer River."
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Carl Creek 84 J/12 - Alberta
24-111-12-W5
58 39' N 115 53' W
Flows south into Caribou River approximately 73 km east north-east of High Level

Named by J.R. Akins, DLS, during his
1914 survey of the 29th Baseline for Carl Sanderson, a trapper from Fort Vermilion. Sanderson was an axeman on Akins' survey party in 1914 and 1915.
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Carson Creek 83 J/4 - Whitecourt
36-60-13-W5
54 14' N 115 47' W
south-west in Sakwatamau River approximately 13 km north-west of Whitecourt

The name for this creek has appeared on federal government maps as early as
1917 but its precise origin is not known. It may be have been named after a survey crew member.
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Carthew, Mount 82 G/1 - Sage Creek
13-1-1-W5
49 02' N 114 00' W
Approximately 8 km west of Waterton Park

William Morden Carthew was R.W. Cautley's assistant and climbed this mountain to act as a signal for his colleague. Carthew was killed in Ypres on June 1,
1916.
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Cascade Rapids 74 D/9 - Bunting Bay
8-89-2-W4
56 42' 08N 110 16' 52W
Approximately 69 km east of Fort McMurray in the Clearwater River

These rapids have been known by this name since at least 1888 in which year they appeared in a survey report.
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Castleguard Mountain 83 C/3 - Columbia Icefield
35-23-W5
52 07' N 117 15' W
Approximately 100 km south-east of Jasper

This 3,090 m mountain was named by A.O. Wheeler in
1919, owing to its castellated appearance and the fact that it rises as a guardian over the southern portion of the Columbia Icefield.
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Catacombs Mountain 83 C/5 - Fortress Lake
12-40-27-W5
52 26' N 117 45' W
Approximately 55 km south-east of Jasper

This mountain, which is 3,330 m in altitude, was named in
1921 by A.O. Wheeler. The feature has an alcove formation, likened to an underground burial torab containing such recesses.
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Cautley, Mount 82 J/13 - Mount Assiniboine
22-12-W5
50 54' N 115 34' W
Approximately 100 km west of Calgary

This 2,888 m mountain was officially named in
1917 after Richard William Cautley (1873-1953).
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Centre Mountain 83 C/13 - Medicine Lake
31-44-27-W5
52 50' N 117 55' W
Approximately 14 km east south-east of Jasper

This mountain is located between the heads of two valleys halfway between Excelsior and Amber mountains. The name was applied to the feature in
1916 by M.P. Bridgland.
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Chak Peak 83 D/9 - Amethyst Lakes
19-43-1-W6
52 43' N 118 08' W
Approximately 19 km south south-west of Jasper

This mountain, which is 2,774 m in altitude, bears the native name for "eagle." It was given the name by M.P. Bridgland and it was officially approved in
1916.
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Chalmers Creek 83 J/14 - Deer Mountain
27-69-9-W5
55 00' N 115 17' W
Flows north north-west into Swan River approximately 24 km north-east of Swan Hills

Likely named after Thomas Chalmers, DLS.
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Chester Creek 84 F/7 - Buhler Creek
1-96-18-W5
57 18' N 116 46' W
Flows north into Cache Creek, 67 km north-east of Manning

The feature is likely named after Chester Day, a chainman on the J.A. Fletcher survey crew of
1913.
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Chetamon Mountain 83 E/1 - Snaring
11-47-2-W6
53 03' N 118 13' W
Approximately 23 km north north-west of Jasper

Chetamon is the Stoney Indian word for "squirrel." Two rocks on the mountain resemble the small animal. M.P. Bridgland suggested the descriptive name for this 2,504 m mountain in
1916.
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Chevron Mountain 83 D/9 - Amethyst Lakes
30-42-1-W6
52 38' N 118 07' W
Approximately 26 km south of Jasper

A chevron may be defined as a bent bar with an inverted "V" shape. This mountain, which stands 2,835 m in altitude, is double pointed. It was given this descriptive name in
1916 by M.P. Bridgland.
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Chickadee Creek 83 J/4 - Whitecourt
18-60-13-W5
54 12' N 115 57' W
Flows south-east into Athabasca River approximately 17 km west north-west of Whitecourt

The name for this creek was mentioned as early as
1912 by J.S. Galletly, DLS, and likely refers to the abundance of the bird in the area.
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Chinchaga River 84 L/16 - Alberta
6-114-2-W6
58 53' N 118 19' W
Flows north into Hay River approximately 75 km north-east of Rainbow Lake

This name was recorded by Dominion Land Surveyor William Ogilvie in 1891. Ogilvie translated the name to mean beautiful or wonderful. However, according to a later surveyor, J.R. Akins, in
1915, as well as local residents in the 1980s, the name means "Big Wood River" or "Big Timber River," due to the large spruce trees along the river bank.
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Chinook Creek 83 L/12 - Nose Creek
19-66-13-W6
54 44' N 119 57' W
Flows north into Wapiti River, approximately 90 km south-west of Grande Prairie

Chinook Ridge crosses the Alberta-BC boundary and forms the watershed between Mistanusk and Chinook creeks. The creek is named for the ridge and both have been in use since the Alberta-BC Boundary Survey,
1918-1924.
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Christina Lake 73 N/10 - Christina Lake
32-76-6-W4
55 38' N 110 55' W
Approximately 115 km north-east of Lac La Biche

When William Christie, DLS, surveyed this area in
1910, he referred to it as Narrows Lake. Because the name was duplicated elsewhere, the Surveyor General, Edouard Deville, found the name objectionable and ordered Christie to identify this feature as Christina Lake in his final report. The name is apparently in honour of Christine Gordon, a Scotswoman who made her home in Fort McMurray. Miss Gordon came to Canada to join her brother, William Gordon.
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Christine Lake 83 D/16 - Jasper
17-45-2-W6
52 53' N 118 14' W
Approximately 11 km west of Jasper

This lake was named in
1917 by H. Matheson of the Dominion Land Survey but its origin is unknown.
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Cinquefoil Mountain 83 F/4 - Miette
14-47-28-W5
53 03' N 118 00' W
Approximately 50 km south south-west of Hinton

The cinquefoil, a five petalled, bright gold shrub, is a type of rose which grows in the valley below this 2,259 m mountain. The small yellow wildflower grows on exposed slopes in high altitudes of the Rocky Mountains. The creek is named after the mountain. M.P. Bridgland gave this mountain its name in
1916.
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Citadel Peak 82 O/4 - Banff
24-13-W5
51 01' N 115 44' W
Approximately 21 km south-west of Banff

This mountain peak, which is 2,610 m in altitude, was named by A.O. Wheeler after its fortress-like shape.
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Clairmont Lake 83 M/7 - Sexsmith
30-72-W6
55 16' N 118 46' W
Approximately 6 km north of Grande Prairie

Named by Walter McFarlane, DLS, ALS, who surveyed the area first in 1909. It was a variant spelling of his birthplace in Ontario, Claremont. He liked the area so much that he applied for a homestead there.
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Clark Lake 83 K/2 - Iosegun Lake
6-61-18-W5
54 15' N 116 41' W
Approximately 16 km south south-east of Fox Creek

It is noted on a federal government map of
1916. Since it is approximately one kilometre north of the 16th Baseline, it was likely named after a survey crew member.
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Cliff Mountain 83 E/1 - Snaring
28-47-2-W6
53 05' N 118 13' W
Approximately 25 km north north-west of Jasper

The steep cliffs along each face of this 2,743 m mountain suggested its descriptive name to M.P. Bridgland in
1916.
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Clitheroe, Mount 83 D/9 - Amethyst Lakes
16-43-2-W6
52 43' N 118 14' W
Approximately 23 km south south-west of Jasper

This mountain, which stands 2,747 m in altitude, was named by M.P. Bridgland in
1916. It takes its name from a municipal borough of Lancashire, England, home of the Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. The name means "hill of loose stones" and is descriptive of the large deposits of limestone in the area.
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Clouston Creek 83 N/6 - Whitemud Creek
9-11-75-22-W5
55 29' N 117 17' W
Flows north into Wabatanisk Creek, approximately 50 km north of Valleview.

For Noel Stewart Clouston, as assistant on the survey crew of L. Brenot in
1920. Clouston apparently rejoined the party at this creek after recovering from an accident.
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Clyde Lake 84 D/1 - Fairview
24-82-3-W6
56 08' N 118 19' W
Approximately 6 km north-east of Fairview

Named after Clyde White, a member of the party that surveyed the 19th Baseline in
1912.
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Coal Ridge 83 F/2 - Kakwa Falls
11-60-14-W6
54 10' N 119 59' W
Approximately 63 km north-west of Grande Prairie

There are many deposits and seams of coal found in the area. This ridge has been known as Coal Ridge since the Alberta-BC Boundary Survey,
1918-1924, but the name did not become official until 1959.
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Colonel Pass 83 E/2 - Resplendent Creek
23-47-6-W6
53 03' N 118 46' W
Approximately 51 km west north-west of Jasper

Colonel Peak, Pass and Creek were so named by A.O. Wheeler in
1911 after Colonel Aime Laussedat (1819-1907, an engineer in the French army who was the originator of the science of phototopography so extensively used for survey purposes in the mountain regions of the country.
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Condor Peak 82 O/13 - Scalp Creek
33-32-14-W5
51 48' N 115 55' W
Approximately 75 km north-west of Banff

The name for this peak is suggestive of mountain eagles and was proposed by R.W. Cautley, ALS.
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Conifer Creek 83 D/16 - Jasper
10-45-2-W6
52 52' N 118 12' W
Flows north-east into Miette River, approximately 8 km west of Jasper

This creek runs through an area which is thickly forested with evergreens. Near the bottom of the creek there is a small waterfall. Its descriptive name was applied in
1916 by M.P. Bridgland.
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Cote Crescent
North of Cumberland Road, south of 149 Avenue, west of 131 Street, Edmonton
 
Jean Leon Cote (1867-1924) was a pioneer land surveyor and politician. He worked for the Department of the Interior for about five years before forming a partnership with the Cautley brothers (Richard and Reginald). In 1909, Cote became a member of parliament for the Athabasca riding. In 1918, he was named to the Alberta cabinet as provincial secretary and was also Minister of Mines and Railways. In 1919, Cote helped form the Scientific and Industrial Research Council of Alberta. He was named to the Senate in 1923.
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Cottonwood Creek 74 D/2 - Quigley
6-82-4-W4
56 05' N 110 36' W
Flows east south-east into Christina River approximately 86 km south south-east of Fort McMurray

G.H. Blanchet, DLS, in his report of July
1911 noted there was "dense cottonwood around the river." By 1914, it appears named on the sectional map derived from the surveys done three years before.
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Coutts River 83 J/16 - Chisholm
14-68-4-W5
54 53' N 114 30' W
Flows north-east into the Salteaux River approximately 48 km south south-east of Slave Lake

It was officially named prior to 1906 after G.M. Coutts, a member of a survey party who came from Leith, now a district of Edinburgh Scotland and died around
1911.
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Cowper Creek 74 D/2 - Quigley
11-81-4-W4
56 00' N 110 30' W
Flows north into Winefred River approximately 85 km south-east of Fort McMurray

Officially approved in
1955, it was named for George Constable Cowper, a Dominion Land Surveyor. The name is listed in the Dominion Land Survey report of 1913 and is listed as Cowpar Creek and Lake.
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Cox Hill 82 J/15 - Bragg Creek
27-23-7-W5
50 59' N 114 55' W
Approximately 50 km west of Calgary.

This foothill was named in 1896 by A.O. Wheeler after an assistant of his named Cox. The name was officially approved October 6,
1949.
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Craven Lake 84 C/5 - Chinook Valley
31-85-23-W5
56 25' N 117 36' W
Approximately 24 km north of Grimshaw

This lake is named after A. Craven, the cook on the
1913 survey crew of G.A. Tipper, DLS, ALS, who were working in the area this year.
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Crooked Rapids 74 D/12 - Cascade Rapids
5-88-12-W4
56 36' N 111 52' W
In a bend in the Athabasca River approximately 31 km west south-west of Fort McMurray

These rapids received their name because of a hairpin turn the river makes around a limestone point at this location. The name was recorded as early as
1914 by A.D. Griffin, DLS.
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Cummock, Mount 83 E/1 - Snaring
26-48-2-W6
53 10' N 118 11' W
Approximately 34 km north north-west of Jasper

This 2,460 m mountain was named in
1916 by M.P. Bridgland after Cummock, Ayrshire, Scotland. It means "meeting of waters."
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Curator Mountain 83 C/13 - Medicine Lake
9-44-27-W5
52 47' N 117 50' W
Approximately 19 km south-east of Jasper

This 2,622 m mountain was named in
1916 by M.P. Bridgland for its position as "custodian" of Shovel Pass.
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Curia Mountain 83 D/16 - Jasper
15-44-3-W6
52 48' N 118 20' W
Approximately 19 km south south-west of Jasper

Named in
1916 by M.P. Bridgland, this mountain resembles the shape of a Roman senate house, or curia. The Roman tradition states that Romulus divided the people into three political "tribes" which each had families of "curiae." One of the principal building of ancient Rome was the curia, and along with the Basilica and Rostrum, the political, religious and judicial lives of the people were housed. The three features, Basilica Mountain, Curia Mountain (2,835 m) and Rostrum Hill, surround the valley known as "The Forum."
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Currie Lake 74 L/2 - Larocque Lake
27-104-5-W4
58 03' N 110 44' W
Approximately 144 km north of Fort McMurray

The name appears on maps as early as
1916 and, although the origin is not precisely known, the lake may have been named after a survey crew member.
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Cyclamen Ridge 82 J/2 - Thunder Lake
13-5-W5
50 04' N 114 33' W
Approximately 55 km south south-west of Turner Valley

The name Cyclamen Ridge was proposed by M.P. Bridgland on June 30,
1915. This ridge is approximately 2,256 m in altitude and is named for the wildflower of the same name.
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