Mount Fay

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.]
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary at N end Kootenay National Park, E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°17'51''N, 116°09'48''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

"... named after Prof Charles E. Fay, member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston." (from Place-Names in the Rocky Mountains by James White; Transactions, Royal Society of Canada; Series III, Vol.10, March 1917; p.515) "Charles Ernest Fay was a prominent language professor at eastern US colleges and played a large part in opening up the Rockies and Selkirks to mountaineering. Born in Massachusetts 1846 and died in 1931. (Who Was Who in America, 1897-1942, p.389.)

Source: Provincial Archives' Place Names File (the "Harvey File") compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions