The Beaver

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of Holmes River just E of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°16'29''N, 119°57'49''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 10 July 1994 on 83 E/5.

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

Old, well-established name for this prominent feature clearly visible from McBride. (The Beaverview Campsite and Beaverview Lodge at the base of the mountain were so-named 50+ years ago because of their proximity to the feature). When viewed from the south, the rock formation at the summit resembles a perched beaver profiled against the sky. Area historians speculate that this rock formation is the reason that the adjacent Holmes River was first called "Beaver River".

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