Mount McCord

Alberta-BC boundary. Mount
N of Miette Pass E of Salient Mountain
53.05 N 118.6667 W — Map 083E02 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1923
Official in BCCanada

William C. McCord was head of a trail-making party for the Canadian Pacific Railway survey in 1872. Chief Engineer Sandford Fleming [1827–1915] travelled over the Yellowhead Pass that year, and wrote “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 Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission in 1922.


  • Report of the Canadian Pacific Railway Royal Commission. Volume III Conclusions. Ottawa, 1882 Government of Canada. Government of Canada
  • Fleming, Sandford [1827–1915]. “Memories of the Mountains: The Yellow Head Pass.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 1 (1907):11
  • Holmgren, Eric J., and Holmgren, Patricia M. Over 2,000 place names of Alberta. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Modern Press, 1973. Internet Archive

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