BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Columbia Mountains
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Mountains - Plural of Mountain
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Between Rocky Mountain Trench and the Interior Plateau, S of 54ยบ, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°00'00''N, 118°00'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82L/16
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.:
82E/1 82E/10 82E/15 82E/16
82E/2 82E/7 82E/8 82F/1
82F/10 82F/11 82F/12 82F/13
82F/14 82F/15 82F/16 82F/2
82F/3 82F/4 82F/5 82F/6
82F/7 82F/8 82F/9 82G/12
82G/13 82G/3 82G/4 82G/5
82G/6 82J/4 82J/5 82K/1
82K/10 82K/11 82K/12 82K/13
82K/14 82K/15 82K/16 82K/2
82K/3 82K/4 82K/5 82K/6
82K/7 82K/8 82K/9 82L/1
82L/10 82L/15 82L/16 82L/2
82L/7 82L/8 82L/9 82M/1
82M/10 82M/11 82M/14 82M/15
82M/16 82M/2 82M/6 82M/7
82M/8 82M/9 82N/11 82N/12
82N/13 82N/2 82N/3 82N/4
82N/5 82N/6 82N/7 83D/1
83D/10 83D/11 83D/12 83D/13
83D/14 83D/2 83D/3 83D/4
83D/5 83D/6 83D/7 83E/4
93A/1 93A/10 93A/14 93A/15
93A/16 93A/8 93A/9 93H/1
93H/10 93H/11 93H/2 93H/3
93H/6 93H/7 93H/8
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Origin Notes and History:

"Columbia System" adopted 2 April 1918; form of name changed to Columbia Mountains 7 May 1959 on 82 L/16, as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 922A, Map of the Canadian Cordillera, 1948 (file R.2.27).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Comprised of the Purcell Mountains, Selkirk Mountains, Monashee Mountains and Caribou Mountains.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office