BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Joffre
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Feature Types.
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Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, between Height of the Rockies and Elk Lakes Provincial Parks, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°31'42''N, 115°12'25''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.: 82J/11
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 February 1918 as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 9, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after Marshall Joseph Jacques C├ęsaire Joffre (1852-1931), Commander-in-Chief of the French armies, 1915-17. [elsewhere he is identified as General...]
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office