|According to Place Names of Alberta, Volume I: Mountains, Mountain Parks, and Foothills, (Karamitsanis, 1991), "This 2930 m mountain was named in 1918 after Morrison Parsons Bridgland (1878-1948). He was born and educated in Toronto and had a background in mathematics and physics. He first came west in 1902 as an assistant to A.O. Wheeler. Bridgland was a fine mountaineer and was a founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada. His mapping skills were impeccable, and his maps were used as guides for alpinists who climbed after him. He was a surveyor for the Dominion Land Survey and performed extensive topographical surveys in the Rocky Mountains."|
Bridgland, in the course of his surveying duties, took many photographs in what is now Jasper National Park.