Mount Joffre

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: On BC-Alberta boundary, between Height of the Rockies and Elk Lakes Provincial Parks, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°31'42''N, 115°12'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 February 1918 as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 9, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.

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

Named by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after Marshall Joseph Jacques C├ęsaire Joffre (1852-1931), Commander-in-Chief of the French armies, 1915-17. [elsewhere he is identified as General...]

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