Mount Hooker
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: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary just E of Athabasca Pass, between Hamber and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°24'19"N, 118°05'40"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 83D/8
Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in Place Names of Alberta, 1928.

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

This feature sits exactly on the Continental Divide. Named in 1827 by David Douglas, " honour of my early patron, the professor of Botany in the University of Glasgow...", referring to Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), noted English Botanist.

Source: Place Names of Alberta; published for the Geographic Board by Department of Interior, Ottawa, 1928.