London 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: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: NW side of Garibaldi Provincial Park in Whistler (municipality), between Squamish and Pemberton, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°03'33''N, 122°57'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/2

Origin Notes and History:

London Mountain adopted 4 October 1932, as labelled on 1928 map of Garibaldi Park. Name changed to Whistler Mountain 27 August 1965, to conform to entrenched local usage, and as frequently so-identified in Vancouver newspapers and 1960's ski development advertising.

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

Refers to the nearby London mineral claim, staked in 1903 for Frederick James Proctor of the London & British North America Mining Co. of Vancouver. (file G.1.30 and P.1.51). The property was developed by the Green Lake Mining and Milling Co. in 1909-10, before construction of the PGE railway; a report on the operations of the company and access to the area is contained in the Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for 1910.

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