Kookjai 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: N side of Puntledge River, W of S end of Comox Lake, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'22''N, 125°17'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on 92F/11; confirmed 7 October 1948 on 92F/11.

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

A Kowmook, Kowitchin Tribe Indian word meaning "to see". (Tolmie, W.F. & Dawson, G.M., Comparative Vocabularies of the Indian Tribes of British Columbia, Geological & Natural History Survey of Canada, 1884, # 198, p.46B). Thus named because this is the first place from which you can see the Comox Glacier on this route; probably suggested by N.C. Stewart, BCLS, in the late 1930's.

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

This is the feature labelled "Beaufort Mtn" on BC map 2A, 1913, and identified as "Mount Evans" in Geoffrey Capes' journal, describing his 1929 (July 26-30) climb to the summit of "The Dome" [now called Comox Glacier], reprinted in Canadian Alpine Journal, Volume 52, 1969, p 40- 44.

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