Selkirk Mountains

SELKIRK MOUNTAINS are one of 4 parallel ranges (the others are the PURCELL, MONASHEE and CARIBOO Mts) in south-central BC that form the COLUMBIA MTS system. They are named for the Earl of Selkirk, a 19th-century British colonizer. The Selkirks extend 350 km from the Big Bend of the COLUMBIA R in the north to the US border, creating a natural divide between the ARROW LKS on the west and KOOTENAY LK to the east. Much of the range is protected in GLACIER and MT REVELSTOKE National Parks and in a...

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