Mount Field

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: N side Kicking Horse River, NE of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°25'51''N, 116°27'46''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 March 1904 in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada.

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

Named by CPR railway officials in 1884 after Cyrus West Field (1819-92), an American merchant who had laid the first Atlantic cable, 1858, a second in 1866; Mr. Field was visiting the Canadian Rockies the year that CPR named the station and nearby mountain after him.

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