Hungabee 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, E of Lake McArthur, Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°19'59''N, 116°17'03''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Hungabee Mountain adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904. Confirmed as Hungabee Mountain (not "Mount Hungabee") in Place Names of Alberta, 1928.

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

Had been labelled "Mount Hungabee" on Department of the Interior map of the Rocky Mountains, 1902, and on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 15, 1916; identified as "Mt Hungabee (The Chieftain)" in accompanying BC-Alberta boundary Report, Pt. 1, 1917, p.33.

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

Named in 1894 by Walter Wilcox and his colleagues, camped near the head of Paradise Valley. ".....impressed by the peak that dominated the upper end of the valley, they called in Hungabee, a word from the Waesgabee tongue (a dialect of the Stoney Indians), meaning 'chieftain'..." (Canadian Alpine Journal, vol 58, 1975)

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