Mount McGillivray

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: N side of McGillivray Pass, SE of Bralorne, N of Pemberton, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°41'56''N, 122°35'19''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/10

Origin Notes and History:

McGillivray Mountain adopted in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada 30 June 1911; not "McGillvray..." as spelled on earlier maps). Also McGillivray Creek and Pass. Form of name changed to Mount McGillivray 17 January 1957 on 92J.

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

Named after a miner (1911 advice from Caspar Phair, who served as Gold Commissioner for Lillooet District, 1902).

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

McGillivray & McDonald, placer miners. Or is the namesake James McGilvery [sic] early trail builder ?

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions