Mount Olson

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: E side Kokanee Glacier Park, SW of Kaslo, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°44'23''N, 117°03'45''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Carlolson Mountain was adopted 6 May 1924 on Geological Survey publication 2038, Kokanee Glacier Park. Identified as Olson Mountain in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Mount Olson 24 January 1962 on 82F/NW.

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

After Carl Frederick Olson, old time prospector and owner of the "Olson" mineral claims about a half-mile southeast the mountain.

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