Mount Carson

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: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: E of the Fraser River between Lillooet and Clinton, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°58'24''N, 121°41'05''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/13

Origin Notes and History:

The name "Mount Carson" was (incorrectly) adopted in this location 1 August 1957 on 92I/NW. Name changed to Pavilion Mountain 27 October 1965 on 92I/13, being the well-established local name; at the same time, the name "Mount Carson" was re-positioned to a summit 1-1/2 miles to the southwest at 50º 58' - 121º 43', a subsidiary peak on the Pavilion Mountain massif.

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