Mount Bess

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 N end Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°20'55''N, 119°22'38''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 January 1925 on BC-Alberta boundary sheet # 33, as labelled on BC map 3H, 1915, 1919, 1923.

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

Named in 1911 by Dr. J. Collie and A.L. Mumm, after Miss Bessie Gunn, of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, later the wife of M.C. McKeen, MLA for Lac Ste. Anne. Also Bess Pass and Bess Creek (on the Alberta side). Significance of this gesture not explained.

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