Beaver Overlook

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: NW of head of Beaver River, SE side Glacier National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°06'51''N, 117°20'38''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 July 1904 for Department of the Interior's topographic map of the Selkirk Range (published in 1906 from surveys of 1902).

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

Labelled correctly on Dominion Sectional map 163, Donald, 1911, and on subsequent provincial & federal sheets; labelled in the wrong position on 82N/13, 1961 edition.

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

Triangulation station occupied and named in 1902 [August 13 ?] by Wheeler and his survey party. "At the southeast corner of the Deville névé [sic] was seen a high peak, previously noted from Mts Fox and Selwyn. It overhung the Beaver river valley and, on this account, it was decided to occupy it.... (we) ascended the peak overlooking the Beaver river. It is at an altitude of 9,901 feet... The station was named Beaver Overlook." (A.O. Wheeler, The Selkirk Range, Department of the Interior, Ottawa, 1905, pp 100 & 101.)

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