Big Bell Mountain

British Columbia. Mountain
Between Doré River and McIntosh Creek
53.2903 N 120.3556 W — Map 93H/8 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1994
Official in BCCanada

Canadian Pacific Railway surveyor H. P. Bell passed the winter of 1875-76 surveying the Fraser River above Fort George. Its possible this unassuming mountain was named after him. 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.

In 1988, McBride Village Council received a development proposal for a ski hill here, to be called “Belle”. Council endorsed the historic spelling “Bell” in 1992. As of 2020, a sign for a “Belle Mountain Ski Area” appears at the foot of Bell Mountain Road.

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