Mount Bruce British Columbia #5793
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Purcell Mountains / Farnham Group
Height: 2510 m -> 8235 feet
Prominence?: 205 m
Line Parent?: Mount Nelson (10.6 km away, at bearing 235 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Nelson (11.0 km away)
Location: 50.51440,-116.22810 50:30:52, -116:13:41 11U 554727 5596111 (12 km W of Wilmer). NTS Mapsheet: 082.K.09 AreaCode: FL06/FC12
|Located west of Invermere, south of Horsethief Creek, and north of Toby Creek in the Kootenay Land District. A large mostly tree covered mountain which was named for Robert Randolph Bruce, a mining Engineer who owned and profited from the Parridice (Paradise) Mine in the Paradise Basin west of Inveremere.|
Name Notes: Robert Randolph Bruce was from Scotland and after coming to Canada worked was employed by the CPR for 10 years after 1887. He left the valley for England in 1913 to marry Lady Elizabeth Norcott, but they returned to live in the home they built called Pynelogs. While waiting for the home to be built they lived on a houseboat, and it is during this period that Lady Elizabeth became ill and died. She is buried on the grounds at Pynelogs.
Mr. Bruce later went on to become Lieutenant-Governor of BC, and eventually the Canadian Ambassador to Japan. While he was Lieutenant-Governor of BC from 1926-1931 and was the driving force behind the construction of the Banff-Windermere Highway, which was completed in 1923. Bruce eventually lost contact with the valley, but with persuasion he donated the building to the community and it bacame the Lady Elizabeth Bruce Memorial Hospital.
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