Mount Matkin

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, SE of Fernie, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°11'20''N, 114°13'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 December 1962 on 82 G/1 (file F.1.59).

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

Named to remember RCAF Sergeant Philip Keith Matkin, R131915, from Cardston, Alberta; killed on active duty 29th May 1944, age 24 (circumstances not cited). Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, UK, grave 49-E- 9. Survived by parents Henry and Mildred Matkin, Leavitt, Alberta.

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