Mastodon Peak

British Columbia. Peak
Alta-BC boundary, E of headwaters of Fraser River
52°37’00” N 118°21’00” W — Map 83D/9 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1922 (Wheeler and Cautley).
Name officially adopted in 1963
Official in BCCanada

Named in 1922 by the interprovincial boundary survey party because of a fancied resemblance to the extinct form of elephant. Mastodon Peak adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, derived from name on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #28, 1921. Form of name changed to Mastodon Mountain 15 December 1962 by Alberta, and 22 February 1963 by British Columbia

References:

  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945], and Cautley, Richard W. [1873–1953]. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part II. 1917 to 1921. From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass.. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1924. Whyte Museum
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945], and Cautley, Richard W. [1873–1953]. 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, 1925. Whyte Museum
  • Holmgren, Eric J., and Holmgren, Patricia M. Over 2,000 place names of Alberta. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1973
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