Mount Columbia

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: On BC-Altberta boundary just W of Snow Dome, N of Bush Arm Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°08'50''N, 117°26'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83C/3

Origin Notes and History:

Columbia, Mount was adopted in the 11th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1912. Identified as Columbia Mountain in the 18th Report GBC, 31 March 1924, and on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #23, 1924, as identified on numerous early maps; changed back to Mount Columbia 2 August 1956, to reflect the entrenched local form of the name.

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

Named after the Columbia River, in turn named by Captain Robert Gray of Boston, when he explored the mouth of the river in 1792 aboard his vessel "Columbia" .

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