Mount Ian Monroe

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: S of Babette Lake in Kakwa Provincial Park, inside BC-Alberta boundary E of Prince George, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°59'56"N, 120°12'15"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93H/16
Related Maps: 93H/16
93I/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 March 1988, as submitted by McBride Chamber of Commerce, and BC Parks.

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

After Ian Monroe (1951-1987), pilot, killed in a helicopter accident 1 September 1987. Monroe was the third generation of a family of trappers, guiders & prospectors in Kakwa area; the C.C.I. Aviation camp, owned by Monroe, is at the base of this mountain. Monroe and others made presentations to the Wilderness Advisory Committee, eventually leading to the creation of Kakwa Recreation Area.

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