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:
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°24'20''N, 118°05'41''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
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, "...in 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.