St. Eloi Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, between Middle and North Kootenay Passes, SE of Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°19'35''N, 114°28'44''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the July-November 1917 decisions of the Geographic Board of Canada, published in the Canada Gazette 8 December 1917.

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

Named in 1916 by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after St. √Čloi, a village south of Ypres, Belgium, where Canadian troops fought 27 March - 16 April 1916.

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