Douai Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: dway
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary E of head of Rice Brook, NE of Bush Arm Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°58'37''N, 117°11'23''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 1919 by the Geographic Board of Canada for inclusion on BC-Alberta Boundary Atlas map #20, as named in 1918 by interprovincial boundary surveyors.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

After Douai, a celebrated fortified town in northern France, in commemoration of its liberation by Canadian and other Allied troops, 18 October 1918.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

First ascent credited to E. Cammack, S.B. Hendricks, D. Hubbard, J. Smith (Canadian Alpine Journal 1951)

Source: included with note