Cheops Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just NW of Rogers Pass, in Glacier National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°16'59''N, 117°33'07''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/5

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Cheops adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Form of name changed to Cheops Mountain 6 September 1951 on 82N/SW.

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

"Again westerly... [from Rogers Peak]... rise Grizzly, Sulzer, Roy (the names Sulzer and Roy are now abandoned) and, isolated between Bear Creek, Cougar Creek and the Illecillewaet River, the pyramid of Cheops, with its outlying spur, Napoleon." (The Selkirk Range, by A.O. Wheeler, FRGS; published by Department of the Interior, Ottawa, 1905, p.26)

Source: included with note

So-named from a fancied resemblance to the pyramid of Cheops. Vantage point not specified.

Source: 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1924, Ottawa)