Mount Dawson

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: SE of Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°09'06''N, 117°25'14''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 May 1901. Also Dawson Glacier.

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

Named in 1888 by Reverend W.S. Green, after geologist George Mercer Dawson (1846-1901), member of the British North America International Boundary Commission, 1873, later director of the Geological Survey of Canada (1895-1901). Dawson's comprehensive and detailed reports and maps about his surveys in British Columbia and the Yukon greatly expanded the available information about the natural landscape. [see Dawson Creek (city) and Dawson Harbour for additional biographical information]

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