Mount McHarg

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: On BC-Alberta boundary in Height of the Rockies Provincial Park, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'32''N, 115°18'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in Place Names of Alberta, published in 1928 by the Geographic Board of Canada, in turn as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary map #10, 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 in 1916 by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after Lieutenant-Colonel W. Hart McHarg, British Columbia lawyer and veteran soldier; he commanded the 7th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Forces, of which the British Columbia Regiment later became the "continuing unit'. Lieutenant-Colonel McHarg died on a reconnaissance mission ahead of the battle of St. Julien in April 1915 - he was the first British Columbian killed in action during Word War I.

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