Capricorn 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.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of junction of Meager Creek and Lillooet River, NW of Pemberton, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'28''N, 123°31'54''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/12

Origin Notes and History:

Capricorn Mountain adopted 22 June 1967 on 92J, not "Mount Capricorn" as identified in Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XXI, 1932 p.12.

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

"The name chosen for the 8440-foot mountain was Mt. Capricorn, a variation of the all-too-common appellation "Goat Mountain", applied by Bert [Perkins] to the stream which drains the Capricorn glacier at its base..." (Explorations in the Lillooet River Watershed, by Neal M. Carter, Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XXI, 1932 p.12).

Source: included with note