Mount Rosseau

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: E end of Mount Septimus, S side Price Creek at S end of Strathcona Provincial Park, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°28'43"N, 125°30'23"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92F/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 July 1955 on 92F/5, as recommended by W.R. Young, BC representative to the Geographic Board of Canada.

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

After Ralph Rosseau, a widely-known and respected elementary school principal in Port Alberni and a noted mountaineer; killed in a climbing accident on Mount Septimus 3 July 1954. (obituary & photograph in West Coast Advocate, 8 July 1954, file T.1.43)

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