Mount Nivelle

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: NW end of Elk Lakes Provincial Park, NE of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°31'07''N, 115°10'29''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #9, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917.

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

Named by interprovincial boundary surveyors, "After General R.G. Nivelle, France."

Source: 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1919, Ottawa)

"Named for Robert Georges Nivelle (1856 - 1924), who preceeded P├ętain at Verdun and went on to command the French Armies of the North. He was relieved of duty after suffering a major loss in the spring of 1917." (Place Names in Elk Lakes Provincial Park, manuscript by A. Simpson, park ranger, August 2001)

Source: included with note