Mount Lyall

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 just NE of Elkford, NE of Cranbrook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°05'22''N, 114°42'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/2

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Lyall was adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #6, 1916.

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

Named after Dr. Lyall, R.N., Surgeon and Naturalist, Boundary Commission, Pacific to the Rockies, 1858-62.

Source: Place Names of Alberta; published for the Geographic Board by Department of Interior, Ottawa, 1928.

"Mount Lyall (not The Cone)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer

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