E side of Kakwa Lake
54.0061 N 120.0986 W — Map 093I01 — Google — GeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1925
Official in BC – Topo map from Canadian Geographical Names
Boundary Commission Sheet 39 (surveyed in 1924)
Named by George D. Kilpatrick, minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Ottawa from 1920 to 1925, while climbing in this area in 1923, after his wife Ruth. (30 November 1923 letter from Kilpatrick to Geographic Board; Ottawa file OBF 0841, 93I.)
The well-established local name was Elliot Mountain or Mount Elliot, predating 1923 Kilpatrick’s holiday in this vicinity. Mount Elliot is identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.
- British Columbia Geographical Names. Ruth, Mount