BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Waputik Mountains
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Feature Types.
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Mountains - Plural of Mountain
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, extending N from Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°35'00''N, 116°38'00''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.: 82N/10
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 82N/10
82N/15
82N/8
82N/9
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Origin Notes and History:

Waputik Mountains adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, not "Waputtehk Mountains" as labelled on the 1859 map of the Palliser Expedition.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Name applies to the entire area between the Amiskwi, Blaeberry & Howse Rivers on the west, the Bow & Mistoya Rivers on the east, and Kicking Horse Pass at the south.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1884 by George Dawson. "waputik" is the Stoney Indian word for white goat.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office