BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Bryce
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
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: Just inside BC-Alberta boundary, NE of junction of Rice Brook and Bush River, NE of Bush Arm Columbia Reach, Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°02'28''N, 117°19'49''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.: 83C/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 13th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1914, as labelled on BC map 1A, 1912.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1898 by British alpinist Prof. J. Norman Collie, after Rt. Hon. James Bryce (1838 - 1922), historian, diplomat, then-president of the Alpine Club; later Viscount Bryce, British Ambassador to United States, 1907-13. Extensive biography of Bryce in Dictionary of National Biography, 1922-1930 supp, Oxford 1937, pp.127-135. Biographical sketch received April 1988, file M.2.73.
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions
First ascent: Sir James Outram and C. Kaufman, 1902.
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions