Mount Walsh

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: Between headwaters of Muskwa River and Bilou Creek, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°52'15''N, 124°49'59''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 94F/15
Related Maps: 94F
94F/15

Origin Notes and History:

Approved by 25 November 1944 on 94/SW at 57 52 25 - 124 47; confirmed 7 April 1949 in same location. Position adjusted 1 October 1953 on 94 F, to 57 52 - 124 50, as applied and labelled on 1934 map of the Bedaux Expedition by Frank Swannell, BCLS. (map 5T324)

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

"Mount Walsh is a very striking peak rising steeply from the east side of the broad flood ben of the Muskwa. The SE face of the actual peak is craggy, and there is a glacier on the north face. The altitude (8000') is estimated only. Name given by Mr. Bedaux, leader of the Bedaux Expedition 1934, in honour of the Honourable W.L. Walsh, Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta." (Frank Swannell, 27 May 1935)

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