Big Bell Mountain

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: Just W of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°17'15''N, 120°21'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 July 1994 on 93 H/8; the long-established local name for this prominent feature visible from McBride.

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

The name refers to its' shape. In 1988, McBride Municipal Council received a development proposal for a ski hill here, to be called "Belle". After initially supporting the commercial interest's play on the word, Council endorsed the historic spelling "Bell" in 1992. (Also Little Bell Mountain).

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