The President

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: In the President Range, E of head of Kiwetinok River at N end Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°30'03''N, 116°33'43''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/10
Related Maps: 82N/10
82N/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 5th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1904.

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

Named in 1904 by Edward Whymper, of Matterhorn fame, after Lord Shaughnessy, president of the CPR. (Canadian Alpine Journal Vol 1, 1907, p.52, including photographs). Also "The Vice President" and "The President Range".

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