Lynx Mountain

Alberta-BC boundary. Mountain
E of Mount Robson
53.1264 N 119.0481 W — Map 083E03 — GoogleGeoHackBivouac
Earliest known reference to this name is 1908 (Coleman)
Name officially adopted in 1923
Official in BCCanada
Elevation: 3190 m

“My brother [Lucius] one day explored the main glacier for two or three miles,” wrote Arthur Philomen Coleman [1852–1939] of his visit to Mount Robson in 1908, “making the curious find of the bones of a lynx among some moraine debris on the ice. Why had the animal chosen that out-of-the-way desert of ice as a burial place? We named the nearest mountain to the west Lynx Mountain, in his honour.”


  • Coleman, Arthur Philomen [1852–1939]. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1911, p. 319. Internet Archive

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