Mount Fernie

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: Just NW of Fernie on W side of Elk River, E of Cranbrook, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°31'29''N, 115°07'21''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on 82SE, applied to a 7850' summit. Altered application 4 June 1959 on 82G/11, being the correct location according to Government Agent at Fernie.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.