Mount McPhail

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 between Mounts Bishop and Muir, N of Elkford, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°24'30''N, 114°51'41''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 February 1918.

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

After N.R. McPhail of the surveyor general's staff, killed in action November 1917.

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