Mount Maclaren

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-Alberta boundary N of Fording River Pass, NE of Elkford, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°21'31''N, 114°47'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in Place Names of Alberta, published in 1928 by the Geographic Board of Canada, in turn as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary map #7, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917. Correct spelling of the family name confirmed as "Maclaren" 7 May 1953 (not McLaren nor MacLaren).

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

Named in 1916 by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after Brigadier-General Charles H. Maclaren, DSO, from Ottawa, who commanded a brigade of Canadian artillery during WW I.

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

Misspelled as "McLaren" in Place Names of Alberta, 1928. Misspelled as "MacLaren" on federal 1:50,000 map 82 J/7, ed.3, 1978.

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