Mastodon 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.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary S of Mount Fraser, toward S end of Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°36'27''N, 118°20'19''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/9

Origin Notes and History:

Mastodon Peak adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, derived from name on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #28, 1921. Form of name changed to Mastodon Mountain 15 December 1962 by Alberta, and 22 February 1963 by British Columbia.

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

Named "Mt. Mastodon" in 1921 by boundary surveyors, presumably because of proximity to Mt. Elaphas" in turn named because summit profile resembles elephants' heads.

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