Mount Mackenzie King

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: NW of David Pass, W of Valemount in the Premier Range, Cariboo Land District
Tags: World War II
Latitude-Longitude: 52°46'33''N, 119°45'03''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 23 May 1962 on 83D. Elevation 10,540 feet +

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

Named after the Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950), Canada's 11th Prime Minister, 1921-26, who was re-elected to serve as 13th Prime Minister, 1926-30, and again as 15th Prime Minister 1935-48. His view that the dominions should be autonomous communities within the British empire resulted in the Statute of Westminster, 1931. [Various features in the Muskwa Ranges southwest of Fort Nelson were named in 1967 to recognize Allied leaders and events, and locations of Canadian campaigns in World War II, including "Mount King" ] For photographs and biographical information about all of Canada's Prime Ministers, see www.primeministers.ca; link also to "Canada's Prime Ministers" from Office of the Prime Minister homepage www.pm.gc.ca

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

Identified as "Hostility Mountain" in Don Munday's description of his 1925 ascent (Canadian Alpine Journal, vol XV, 1925, p.129).

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