Mastodon Peak

Feature type: Peak (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, E of headwaters of Fraser River
Latitude: 52°37’00”
Longitude: 118°21’00”
NTS map: 83D/9
Unofficial name listed at BC Geographical Names

Named in 1922 by the interprovincial boundary survey party because of a fancied resemblance to the extinct form of elephant.

References:

  • Holmgren, Eric J. and Holmgren, Patricia M. Over 2,000 place names of Alberta. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1973
  • Wheeler, Arthur O. and Cautley, R.W. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part III-A. Topographical surveys of the watershed. 1922, 1923, 1924. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924

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