BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Tod
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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: E of Louis Creek, overlooking Sun Peaks (resort municipality) NE of Kamloops, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°55'00''N, 119°56'27''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.: 82L/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Mount Tod adopted 3 November 1932 on 82L/NW, as labelled on Geological Survey sheet # 11, Shuswap, 1898, and on Dominion Sectional sheet 112, Sicamous, 1912 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
Mis-spelled "Todd" Mountain on BC map 1EM, 1915.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
After John Tod (1794-1882), longtime Hudsons Bay Company employee and eventually chief trader at the HBC post in Kamloops, 1842-51.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Unsuccessful proposal by owners/developers of Sun Peaks resort to rename this mountain "Sun Peaks" to improve marketing prospects - "tod" is the German word for death, and owners were concerned that the mountain's name would negatively impact potential European clientele.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office