Mount Fox

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, at NE side of Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°34'14''N, 115°07'09''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919, as labelled on Palliser's 1865 map and on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 9, 1916.

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

"...believed to be in honour of Sir Charles Fox (1810 - 1874_ who was a British railway engineer who designed lines in Europe, Africa, Asia and Eastern Canada. He is associated with the introduction of the parallel switch." (Place Names in Elk Lakes Provincial Park, manuscript by A. Simpson, park ranger, August 2001)

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