Mount Septimus

Feature Type: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. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SE of Cream Lake, S side Price Creek at S end of Strathcona Provincial Park, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°28'49"N, 125°30'48"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92F/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 August 1948 on 92F/5, as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913 et seq, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"By some, thought to be descriptive - Septimus being a mountain of seven peaks." (List of Place Names in Strathcona Park, compiled by Allan C. Brooks, and reprinted in "Natural & Human History Themes, Strathcona Provincial Park" a special report produced by Betty Brooks for BC Parks Branch, 1989.)

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"Possibly named after Septimus Evans, surgeon aboard S.S. Beaver." [note that this assumption is likely made because of the mountain's proximity to Price Creek and a mistaken assumption that Price Creek was named for Capt John Price, HMS Scout, under whom Septimus Evans was surgeon before joining the hired vessel Beaver under Captain Pender, 1868.]

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa