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Photo: Wolverine Pass (courtesy David Wasserman)

Wolverine Pass

  • 2210 m (7250ft)
  • Naming History
  • Peaks and Rivers
51.1444N 116.2611W
Province: BC
Park: Kootenay
Year Named:
Named by:
Mountain (NW): Mount Drysdale
Mountain (SE): Mount Gray
Headwaters (NE): Tumbling Creek
Headwaters (SW): Dainard Creek


The summits of Wolverine and Rockwall Passes are just a few hundred metres apart and are very close to being the same elevation. Wolverine Pass is on the Kootenay Park boundary whereas Rockwall Pass separates the headwaters of the Helmet Creek Valley from those of the Tumbling Creek Valley.

Mount Drysdale and Mount Gray, the peaks on either side of the pass, were named in 1917 after two members of a geological surveying party who drowned in the Kootenay River.