Mount Tuzo

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.]
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, on N boundary of Kootenay National Park, E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°18'06''N, 116°13'42''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 15, 1917.

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

[named in 1916 by boundary surveyors?]... "After Miss Henrietta L. Tuzo (1874-1955) Warlingham, Surrey, England, first to climb it, 1906."

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

"Mrs. J.A. Wilson, 81, former president ot the National Council of Women and one-time mountain climber, died Tuesday night. The former Henrietta Tuzo of Victoria, she was a charter member of the Alpine Club of Canada. Mount Tuzo in the Canadian Rockies, which she was the first to climb, was named after her. Her husband, former director of air services in the transport department died three months ago. Two sons and a daughter, John and William Henry of Toronto, and Mrs. Mary L. Echlin of New York, survive." (obituary, Victoria Daily Times, Wednesday 12 January 1955, p.19)

Source: included with note