Mount McCord

Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, N of Miette Pass, E of Salient Mountain
Latitude: 53°03’00”
Longitude: 118°40’00”
NTS map: 83E/2
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

William C. McCord was head of a trail-making party for the Canadian Pacific Railway survey in 1872. In Sanford Fleming’s recollection of travel over the Yellowhead Pass that year, he states, “McCord had selected his camping ground judiciously.” McCord’s camp was located between the pass and Moose Lake. The mountain was possibly named by the interprovincial boundary survey in 1922.

References:

  • Fleming, Sanford. “Memories of the mountains.” Canadian Alpine Journal 1 (1907).
  • 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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