Mount Field (British Columbia) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Field
Mount Field with Mount Wapta in the background; near Field, British Columbia, Canada.
|Elevation||2,643 m (8,671 ft)|
|Prominence||182 m (597 ft)|
|Listing||Mountains of British Columbia|
|Parent range||President Range|
|Topo map||NTS 82N/08|
Mount Field is a mountain located about 10 km (6 mi) east of the town of Field in Yoho National Park, Canada. The mountain was named in 1884 after Cyrus West Field, an American merchant who had laid the first Atlantic cable, 1858, a second in 1866; Mr. Field was visiting the Canadian Rockies the year as a guest of the CPR who were building the national railway, at the naming of a station and a mountain.
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