Tocher Ridge
2393m (7850ft.)

Located between the Amiskwi River and the Otterhead River. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 24; 30 Longitude 116; 39; 00, Topo map 82N/07
Can be seen from Highway 1

Naming: Tocher, Jock (Jock Tocher was one of the first wardens in Yoho National Park. Official name.

Photo: Looking north-northwest to Tocher Ridge from Highway #1

Other Information

In 1919 a permanent warden staff was implemented for Yoho National Park and preference was to be given to servicemen returning from the First World War. Jock Tocher (pronounced "talker"), a veteran, came to Field to visit his sister, fell in love with the mountains, and became one of this first group of wardens, serving until his retirement in 1960. Remembered as a teacher and one who cared deeply about his job and the park, he was honoured with the naming of this ridge.

The ridge was the site of a fire lookout from 1966 until 1972.

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