BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Bastille Mountain
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Just NE of Mount Saugstad, SE of Bella Coola, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°16'56''N, 126°28'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93D/8
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 July 1953 on 93D.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named by Don Munday and his climbing party on July 14, 1938 "...this being Bastille Day in France, and nobody being interested enough to suggest another name, we called it Mount Bastille [sic]..." (Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XXVI, 1938, p.41.)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office