BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Hungabee Mountain
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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: On BC-Alberta boundary, E of Lake McArthur, Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°19'59''N, 116°17'03''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.: 82N/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Hungabee Mountain adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904. Confirmed as Hungabee Mountain (not "Mount Hungabee") in Place Names of Alberta, 1928.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Had been labelled "Mount Hungabee" on Department of the Interior map of the Rocky Mountains, 1902, and on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 15, 1916; identified as "Mt Hungabee (The Chieftain)" in accompanying BC-Alberta boundary Report, Pt. 1, 1917, p.33.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1894 by Walter Wilcox and his colleagues, camped near the head of Paradise Valley. ".....impressed by the peak that dominated the upper end of the valley, they called in Hungabee, a word from the Waesgabee tongue (a dialect of the Stoney Indians), meaning 'chieftain'..." (Canadian Alpine Journal, vol 58, 1975)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office