Omineca Mountains

Feature Type:Mountains - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. Plural of Mountain.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: From Nation Lakes to Finlay River Bend, between Rocky Mountain Trench and Takla and Thutade Lakes, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°30'00''N, 125°30'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 94C
Related Maps:
93K/13 93K/14 93M/16 93M/9
93N/1 93N/10 93N/11 93N/12
93N/13 93N/14 93N/15 93N/16
93N/2 93N/3 93N/4 93N/5
93N/6 93N/7 93N/8 93N/9
94C 94C/1 94C/10 94C/14
94C/2 94C/3 94C/4 94C/5
94C/6 94C/7 94C/8 94C/9
94D/1 94D/10 94D/11 94D/14
94D/15 94D/16 94D/2 94D/6
94D/7 94D/8 94E/1 94E/10
94E/11 94E/12 94E/2 94E/3
94E/6 94E/7 94E/8 94E/9
94F/3 94F/4 94F/5 94F/6

Origin Notes and History:

Omineca Mountains was adopted in the 18th Report, 1924 and confirmed 23 April 1940 on NTS Map 94D. It appears as a deleted name on decision list of 5 April 1951 on 94D, however the name continued to appear on maps and in the 1953 and 1966 BC Gazetteers and in a letter dated 20 September 1978 on 94C, BC rep. felt the name has remained in good standing and does not need to be reinstated.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Adapted from the Tse'khene name for Omineca River, Ow Mani Gàh meaning "lake-like or sluggish river" (Guzagi K'úgé, published by Kaska Tribal Council, Watson Lake, 1997).

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Other recorded spellings include "Ominica Mountains", "Omenica Mountains", "Omeneca Mountains", and Omineca Range".

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.