Mount Canning

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-Alaska boundary in the Juneau Icefield, just W of W end of Atlin Provincial Park, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°15'00''N, 134°41'41''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104M/2
Related Maps: 104M/2
104M/7

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Canning adopted by the Geographic Board of Canada 12 January 1924; mis-identified as Canning Mountain in 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

After Right Hon. George Canning (1770-1827), British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1882, who carried on British negotiations with Russia regarding the Alaska boundary.

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