Mount Brew

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: NW. of junction of Brandywine Creek and Cheakamus River, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°02'37''N, 123°11'19''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/3

Origin Notes and History:

Understood to be an official name, although no adoption date is specified on BC name card. Mount Brew so-labelled on 1930 plan 13T264, and is so-identified in Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XX, 1931, p.61. Name may have originated with A.J. Campbell, BCLS, who undertook a topographical survey of the Cheakamus watershed in 1928.

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

Presumably in association with the 8 original mineral claims known as the Brew Group, in turn named in association with PGE's Brew railway station. "The opening of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway has given a chance for the development of the Cheakamus valley, which will be taken advantage of in the near future.... the Brew group is situated near the station of that name...." (Annual Report to the Minister of Mines, 1914, p.389, including assays of the 8 claims). 16 claims recorded here (Annual Report to the Minister of Mines, 1916, p.368).

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

CGNDB entry: "Adopted in the 18th Report." [Note: this is not correct - a different Mount Brew is identified in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924.]

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa