Mount Clairvaux

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, SE of Yellowhead Pass in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°48'21''N, 118°25'09''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/16

Origin Notes and History:

Clairvaux Mountain adopted in Place Names of Alberta, 1928; confirmed 7 February 1951. Form of name changed to Mount Clairvaux 4 November 1976, as originally labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #29, 1917.

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

Intended to express its situation at the head of a "clear valley".

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