BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Whymper
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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: N side of upper Chemainus River, N of Cowichan Lake, Cowichan Lake Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 48°57'04''N, 124°09'44''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.: 92C/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1910 at 48 57-124 08 (Ottawa file OBF 0177). Application altered 2 January 1987 on 92 C/16 to 48 57-124 10.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1864 by Robert Brown, after Frederick Whymper, artist, traveller, and explorer, who accompanied Brown on his Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition for the Geographical Society.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office