Elephas 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 Yellowhead Pass in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°35'48''N, 118°19'47''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as derived from BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #28, 1921.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named "Mt. Elephas" in 1921 by boundary surveyors, because of the resemblance of rocks near the summit to elephant heads - - Elephas being the Latin word for elephant.

Source: 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1924, Ottawa)