BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Caledonia Mountain
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Feature Types.
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Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, E of Moose Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°57'05''N, 118°39'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 83D/15
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Origin Notes and History:

Caledonia Mountain adopted February 1924, not "Mount Caledonia" as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 30, 1922.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
So-named because of itss position overlooking Caledonian Valley (today's Yellowhead Pass), in turn so-named because it was the route traversed by Hudson's Bay Company's traders to New Caledonia (present-day central British Columbia). Simon Fraser had given the name New Caledonia, being an old Latin name for Scotland.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office