Mount Mackenzie

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: Just SE of Revelstoke, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°57'49''N, 118°05'21''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82L/16

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Mackenzie named by Order in Council 14 April 1887.

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

Named after the Right Honourable Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892), Canada's 2nd Prime Minister, 1873-1878. 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