Mount Goodsir

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: E side of Ice River at the SE end of Yoho National Park, E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°12'24''N, 116°24'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 March 1904 on Ottawa file 0133, as recommended by the Surveyor-General, and as labelled on Palliser's map of 1863.

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

Named in 1858 by James Hector, after John Goodsir (1814-1867), professor of anatomy at Edinburgh University, or after his brother, H.D.S. Goodsir, assistant surgeon on the last Franklin Expedition.

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