Mount Habel

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, just N of Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°38'55''N, 116°34'17''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted by Alberta 28 July 1986, by Parks Canada 5 February 1987, and by BC 4 February 1987 on 82 N/10, as proposed December 1984 by Graeme Pole, on staff at Chateau Lake Louise at the time (file M.1.57).

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

After Jean Habel, "....German-born explorer, who in 1897 made the first visit to the...Upper Yoho, producing the first photographic record of the area."

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