Refugium Range

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Refugium Range
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The Refugium Range is marked 1 on map.
Highest point
Coordinates 50°09′00″N 127°46′00″W / 50.15000°N 127.76667°W / 50.15000; -127.76667Coordinates: 50°09′00″N 127°46′00″W / 50.15000°N 127.76667°W / 50.15000; -127.76667
Country Canada
State/Province British Columbia
Parent range Vancouver Island Ranges

The Refugium Range is a low, small mountain range comprising the mountains/hills of the Brooks Peninsula on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It has an area of 239 km2 (92 sq mi) and is a subrange of the Vancouver Island Ranges which in turn form part of the Insular Mountains.[1] The range was named in 1981 by an expedition which found that peaks higher than 700 m (2,300 ft) were above the glaciers during the last ice age and are therefore a refugium with unique plants.[2]

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