Province: British Columbia
Location: Between Doré River and McIntosh Creek
NTS map: 93H/8
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
The name refers to its shape. In 1988, McBride Municipal Council received a development proposal for a ski hill here, to be called “Belle”. After initially supporting the commercial interest’s play on the word, Council endorsed the historic spelling “Bell” in 1992. (Also Little Bell Mountain).
Some say that Bell Mountain was named in the 1960s because of a fancied resemblance to a bell. It was also known as Mount Baldy. A sign for the “Belle Mountain Ski Area” appears at the foot of Bell Mountain Road.
- BC Geographical Names.