BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Ben Lomond
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Feature Types.
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Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W of Loch Lomond, SE of Squamish, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°35'51''N, 123°03'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92G/11
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Origin Notes and History:

"Ben Lomond Mountain" adopted 6 May 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0836; form of name changed to "Ben Lomond" 2 June 1955 on 92G/11, as originally submitted by BC to Geographic Board 9 November 1923, and as labelled on BC map 2D, Powell Lake, 1923.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in association with nearby Loch Lomond, both in turn referring to the largest lake in Scotland (and largest freshwater lake in the UK) and the mountain on the east shore ("loch" and "ben" are Gaelic terms, meaning lake and mountain, respectively).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
First ascent credited to F. Perry and W. J. Gray, 1908.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office