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Bonnington Range
Parent Area: Selkirk Mountains

Area: 1366 sq km.Location: The Bonnington Range is a small range of lightly treed summits SW of Nelson, BC. Terrain: The Bonnington Range is Nelson's backyard and is heavily used by recreationalists of all types. Peaks are generally low, few exceed 2,300 metres and generally have lightly treed summits. The most interesting peaks for hiking and ski touring form a horseshoe around the headwaters of Erie Creek. History: The original inhabitants of the West Kootenays were the Kootenai (water people) Indians who lived along the rivers and lakes harvesting fish, game, fruits and seeds. Gold was discovered in 49 Creek in the late 1800's leading to a minor gold rush. About 10 years later, silver was discovered on Toad Mt and another mini-rush occurred. It is likely that miners climbed many (if not all) the peaks of the Bonnington Range in their search for gold, silver and copper. There are still many mining claims scattered around the Bonington Range.

Top Trips
Copper Mountain from Upper Rover Sandra McGuinness
Kootenays Road Trip and Three Alpine Meadow Trips Robin Tivy
Bonnington Traverse - Copper Mountain to Barrett Lake Sandra McGuinness
Road Trip to Nevada 2017 Klaus Haring
All Around Mount Connor Sandra McGuinness
Touring Around The Huckleberry Hut Sandra McGuinness
Bonnington Traverse - Trip Report Robin Tivy
Bonnington Traverse - Route Description Sandra McGuinness
Cruising the Corn on Commonwealth Sandra McGuinness
Escape From the Bonnington Range Sandra McGuinness
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Top Photos
Skiers on the Bonnington Traverse, East Spur Siwash Mountain Sandra McGuinness
View from Stott Peak: Mount Kelly and Two Fire Lookouts Sandra McGuinness
Commonwealth Mountain from the South Sandra McGuinness
Travels through My Own Backyard: Dominion Mountain Sandra McGuinness
Dominion Mountain and Barrett Lake Sandra McGuinness
Aaron Hill from the East Sandra McGuinness
Toad Mountain Sandra McGuinness
Copper Mountain From Red Mountain Sandra McGuinness
Mount Siwash from Copper Mountain Sandra McGuinness
Copper Mountain Alex Joseph
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