Mount Sir Wilfrid Laurier

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: SE side of Kiwa Glacier, W of Valemount in the Premier Range, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°48'05''N, 119°43'54''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 September 1927 by Order in Council. Elevation 11,500 feet+ (3500m)

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

Named after the Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919), Canada's 8th Prime Minister, 1896-1911. For photographs and biographical information about all of Canada's Prime Ministers, see www.primeministers.ca; link also to "Canada's Prime Ministers" from Office of the Prime Minister homepage www.pm.gc.ca

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

Mountaineer Allen Carpe is credited with first ascent; he called this "Mount Titan" (Canadian Alpine Journal 1925, p.129; and CAJ 1928, p.180)

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