The Beaver

Feature type: Mountain
Province: British Columbia
Location: N of Fraser River near junction with Holmes River
Latitude: 53°16’30”
Longitude: 119°57’40”
NTS map: 83E/5
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
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Old name for this prominent feature clearly visible from McBride. When viewed from the south, the rock formation at the summit resembles a perched beaver profiled against the sky. Area historians speculate that this rock formation is the reason that the adjacent Holmes River was first called “Beaver River”. The name was officially adopted in 1994.


  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. BCGN. The Beaver
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