Mount Fernie
2210m (7250ft.)

Located in the Elk River Valley immediately northwest of the town of Fernie. Park, Major headwater Kootenay River.
Latitude 49; 31; 40 Longitude 115; 07; 10, Topo map 82G/11
Can be seen from Highway 3

Naming: Fernie, William (The mountain is named for William Fernie who was responsible for developing the coalbeds in the Elk Valley. The neighbouring community is also named for Fernie.) Official name.

Photo: Looking north-northwest up the Elk Valley to Mount Fernie from Highway #3

Other Information

The mountain was officially named in 1939 but had been known as Mount Fernie long before that.

It may be that Mount Fernie was named after William's brother Peter who was actually through this area prior to his younger sybling. Many of the geographical features in the Elk Valley were named prior to any settlement in the area, the first series of naming taking place in 1872 when a fellow named Michael Phillipps (Phillipps Peak) came through. [Randal Macnair; Fernie & District Historical Society]

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