St. Elias Mountains

Feature Type:Mountains - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. Plural of Mountain.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW corner of the province, W of Kelsall and upper Tatshenshini Rivers, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°29'58"N, 137°50'07"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 114P/5
Related Maps:
114I/13 114O/14 114O/15 114O/16
114O/9 114P/10 114P/11 114P/12
114P/13 114P/14 114P/15 114P/16
114P/2 114P/3 114P/4 114P/5
114P/6 114P/7 114P/8 114P/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 April 1918 Decision on file 0248A.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Named in association with St. Elias Island and Mount St. Elias, the former having been named by Danish explorer Vitas Bering on the feast day of Saint Elias in 1741.

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