Mount Fraser

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 at head of Geikie River, S end Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°39'23''N, 118°19'09''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917.

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

Summit peaks above 10,000 feet include Simon, McDonell and Bennington Peaks, and several unnamed peaks.

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

After Simon Fraser (1776- 1862), a partner in the North West Company, who established the first trading posts in the Rocky Mountains, beginning in 1805. He followed Alexander Mackenzie's route, opening up a vast area between the plains and the Pacific, which he called New Caledonia, and in 1808 followed the Fraser River, named after him, to its mouth.

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