Mount Lolo

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE of Kamloops, between Paul and Heffley Lakes, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°48'07''N, 120°07'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 May 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0856, as labelled on BC Lands' map 1E, 1915, and on Dominion Sectional sheet 111, Kamloops, 1916.

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

Lolo was an important interpreter and right-hand man to John Tod, Hudson's Bay Company's chief factor at Fort Kamloops 1841-43.

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

Jean Baptiste Lolo - a respected Shuswap Chief of Iroquois and French-Canadian descent; he was nicknamed "St. Paul" because of his admiration for the saint (and likely the origin of the "St.Paul" names in the vicinity of Kamloops.)

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