Mount Spring-Rice

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 S of Thompson Pass, NE of Bush Arm Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°01'00''N, 117°14'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83C/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 1919, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #20, 1918; so-identified in the 17th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1921.

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

"After the late Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, GCVO, GCMG, British Ambassador to US; died 14 February 1918. Note: Mount Bryce [commemorating an earlier ambassador] rises on the opposite side of the valley." (17th Report, GBC)

Source: included with note

Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice (1859-1918); British ambassador to Persia, 1906-1908; British ambassador to Sweden 1908-1913; British ambassador to USA 1913-1918.

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