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Beaufort Range

Coordinates: 49°24′52.9″N 124°55′10.9″W / 49.414694°N 124.919694°W / 49.414694; -124.919694
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Beaufort Range
The Beaufort Range is marked 12 on map.
Highest point
PeakMount Joan
Elevation1,556 m (5,105 ft)
Coordinates49°24′52.9″N 124°55′10.9″W / 49.414694°N 124.919694°W / 49.414694; -124.919694
Area647 km2 (250 sq mi)
RegionBritish Columbia
Parent rangeVancouver Island Ranges
Topo mapNTS 92F10 Comox
NTS 92F11 Forbidden Plateau
NTS 92F6 Great Central Lake
NTS 92F7 Horne Lake

The Beaufort Range is a mountain range on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, located north of Port Alberni and to the west of Qualicum Beach, and running from Horne Lake in the southeast to Comox Lake in the northwest. It has an area of 448 km2 and is a subrange of the Vancouver Island Ranges which in turn form part of the Insular Mountains.[1]

The highest mountain in the Beaufort Range is Mount Joan at 1,556 m (5,105 ft).[1]

The range is named for Sir Francis Beaufort, hydrographer to the Royal Navy.[2]: 16 

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  1. ^ a b Beaufort Range in the Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2

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