Mount Clemenceau

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: Just inside BC-Alberta boundary, E of Wood Arm Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°14'51''N, 117°57'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83C/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 May 1961 on 83C, as identified in BC-Alberta Boundary Report, Part II (1917-1921), pp 75, 89, 90, 91, and as originally submitted to Geographic Board of Canada 16 November 1921 by A.O. Wheeler (Ottawa file OBF 0635), and as identified in Canadian Alipine Journal, vol XVI, 1926, p.42.

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

"It has been named Mount Clemenceau in honour of the great Frenchman who guided the destinies of France during the world war" (A.O. Wheeler, BC-Alberta Boundary Report, Part II, p.75). "This massif was named Mount Clemenceau by the survey, to perpetuate the name of the famous French statesman of the Great War". (ibid, p.89).

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