Mount Price

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: W side of Garibaldi Lake, S of Whistler in Garibaldi Provincial Park, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°55'03''N, 123°02'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 September 1930 on 92G and 92J, as submitted by Garibaldi Park Board.

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

Previously known as "Red Mountain" (dates not cited) - this would have caused confusion with another "Red Mtn" - an outlier of Overlord Mountain as identified in Neal Carter's 1923 files, and subsequently renamed Fissile Peak.....

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

Identified as "Clinker Mountain" in 1927 articles & journals written by W. H. Mathews, UBC Geology.

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

Renamed to avoid confusion, after Thomas E. Price, a member of the Garibaldi Park Board when the park was established in 1927. In January 1930 a special committee of the Garibaldi Park Board was set up to deal with nomenclature, and soon thereafter requested that the Geographic Board of Canada adopt Mt. Price and other "honourary" names: Price had been a member of the party to climb Mount Garibaldi by a new route (see The Province, 6 August 1908), the first ascent of Garibaldi having been a year earlier, 11 August 1907... Thomas E. Price was born 1887 at Vancouver, son of Graham Scott Price of Liverpool, England. Known as "Mr. Thomas", he joined the engineering staff of the CPR at Vancouver in 1907 under the supervision of C.E. Cartright. City of Vancouver Archives records indicate that Price was appointed District Engineer for Manitoba 1 January 1940, and retired from the CPR in 1951 after 45 years service. Price married the daughter of Sheriff Charles Macdonald, KC, of Vancouver (name, date, offspring not recorded). In early 1952 they resided on East Boulevard in Vancouver. See photo in Canadian Geographic magazine, May/June 1993, and letter-to-editor from Price's family, correcting photo caption, in CG July/August 1993 issue.

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