Barrière 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
Relative Location: E side of the North Thompson River, between Kamloops and Clearwater, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°11'24''N, 120°03'03''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92P/1

Origin Notes and History:

Barrière Mountains adopted 11 August 1921 for Geological Survey Publication # 1945 (Summary Report 1921) as labelled on G.M. Dawson's 1898 map, Shuswap. Spelled "Barriere Mountains (without the accent) in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Barrière Mountain (singular) 3 March 1955 on 92P.

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

Named in association with the Barrière River, in turn identified by G.M. Dawson thus "...the Barrière River, as its name imports, is sometimes crossed with difficulty in the spring." (Geological Survey Summary Report 1877-78).

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