Yellowhead Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, W of Yellowhead Pass in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°52'52''N, 118°36'56''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 17 January 1951 on Jasper Park (north) map; extended application 22 February 1963 on 83D, as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #29, published in 1923 from surveys in 1917 (files J.1.34 & C.1.62).

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

"Yellowhead Mountain is in reality a long serrated ridge with a number of peaks rising above the outline of its crest. It extends in the shape of a shallow bow between Miette River and Grant Brook and forms the northern wall of the valley of Yellowhead Lake and Fraser River." (BC-Alberta Boundary Report, Part II, 1917-1921, p.25). Summit ridge extends 5+ miles, from TĂȘte Roche westward past Leather and Bingley Peaks.

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

This feature has also been known as "Seven Sisters" (map/document title or date not cited).

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

This is likely the feature that Dr. Cheadle refers to in his journal: "Milton chose a fine hill to the left as his mountain, and I a still higher to the right....a long range of very rugged rocks, very high and snow-clad with green slopes, & bright pines half way up. Very fine indeed." (10 July 1863 entry from "The North-West Passage by Land", 1865, republished as "Cheadle's Journal of Trip Across Canada 1862-63" by M.G. Hurtig, 1971).

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