Jones Pass (Skoki)
2210 m
7250 ft

Province Park Map Latitude Longitude UTM Grid Ref
51; 31; 15
116; 03; 55
Headwaters N or E Headwaters S or W Adjacnt Mtn N or W Adjacnt Mtn S or E
Oyster Creek
Skoki Creek
Skoki Mountain
Fossil Mountain

Named by Named for Other Names Year Named
Jon Whyte
Jones, Ken (Ken Jones is a long time guide in the Canadian Rockies who is closely associated with the Skoki area.) (See biography)

Other Information
Photo: Ptarmigan Peak from Jones Pass


The name commemorates Ken Jones's efforts over eight days in 1936 to locate, cut down and drag the giant tree that he found near Douglas Lake to become the ridge pole for Skoki Lodge. Earl Spencer, who was in charge of building the lodge, had instructed Ken to "find a log that was about sixty feet long with a nine inch top." Upon returning with the log and reaching what is now known as Jones Pass, he would have been only a few hundred metres from the lodge.

[See Ken Jones; Jones Peak]

[Additional Information: "Ken Jones, Mountain Man" by Lorne and Kim Tetarenko; Page 22,23]

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