Grouse 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: E side of Capilano Lake in North Vancouver (district municipality), New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°23'11''N, 123°04'35''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 December 1937 on 92G, as labelled on BC map 5B, 1929.

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

"This mountain north of Vancouver received its name in 1894 when it was climbed by a party including E.A. Cleveland, who many years later became chief commissioner of the Greater Vancouver Water District. They named it "Grouse Mountain" because of the blue grouse they shot on it."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.