Mount Conway

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, W of head of Blaeberry River, N of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°45'50''N, 116°47'36''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 17th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919, as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet # 18, 1917.

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

After Sir Martin Conway, famous mountain climber.

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

Named in 1902 by Collie after Sir William Martin Conway, then-president of the Alpine Club, afterwards Baron Conway of Allington (1856-1937), famous mountain climber, and author of works on art and mountaineering; knight 1895; peer 1931.

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

...named by Collie around 1898. (Ottawa file 0374)

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa