Mount Work

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: S of Durrance Lake in Highlands (municipality), NW of Victoria, Highland Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°31'51''N, 123°28'49''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/11

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Wark adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Spelling changed to Mount Work 5 April 1927 on Ottawa file OBF 0023, as spelled on British Admiralty Chart 2840, 1872.

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

Named after John Work (1792-1861), chief factor [trader], Hudson's Bay Company. For additional biographical information see Work Point.

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

See file N.1.25 for extensive information about the change of spelling John Wark to John Work, instigated by the gentleman himself prior to 1851, and used throughout the remainder of his life.

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