Mount Hurd

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: Just SE side of junction of Ottertail and Kicking Horse Rivers in Yoho National Park, E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°17'06''N, 116°32'11''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 March 1904.

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

After Major Hurd, who explored the Rocky Mountain passes, and the Kananaskis and other rivers for CPR in the 1880s. In 1871 Hurd was put in charge of a camp at Lytton by John Trutch, Surveyor-General, with instructions to '...survey up the left bank of the Thompson River towards Eagle Pass...'

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