Mount Bor

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N of Gwillim Lakes, W side Slocan Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°50'20''N, 117°44'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/13

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Bor adopted 7 May 1900 on Geological Survey sheet 791, West Kootenay, 1900, and so-identified in the 2nd Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1900. Form of name changed to Bor Peak in the 3rd Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1901. Form of name changed back to Mount Bor 6 October 1955 on 82/SW.

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

Named in association with other Norse mythology names in the Valhalla Mountains: Bor is the son of the giant Ymir, and the father of Odin.

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