Mount John Oliver

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 of headwaters of Kiwa Creek, W of Valemount in the Premier Range, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°53'02''N, 119°41'07''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 November 1928 on 83D. Elevation 10,200 feet +.

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

After the Honourable John Oliver (1856-1927), Premier of British Columbia, 1918 - 1927. In the months before his death, as British Columbia's gift to the Dominion during Canada's Diamond Jubilee of Confederation, Premier Oliver was involved in designating the Premier Group [sic], and individual mountains therein, after former Prime Ministers of Canada. He had greeted Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King and British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin on their visit to this area earlier that summer, but died 17 August 1927, less than 3 weeks before the name "Premier Group" was adopted by the Geographic Board of Canada.

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

Identified as "Aspiration Peak" on Don Munday's map (Canadian Apline Journal, vol XV, 1925).

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