BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: St. Elias Mountains
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Mountains - Plural of Mountain
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW corner of the province, W of Kelsall and upper Tatshenshini Rivers, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 59°30'00''N, 137°50'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 114P/5
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.:
114I/13 114O/14 114O/15 114O/16
114O/9 114P/10 114P/11 114P/12
114P/13 114P/14 114P/15 114P/16
114P/2 114P/3 114P/4 114P/5
114P/6 114P/7 114P/8 114P/9
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 April 1918 Decision on file 0248A.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Named in association with St. Elias Island and Mount St. Elias, the former having been named by Danish explorer Vitas Bering on the feast day of Saint Elias in 1741.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office