BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Botanie Mountain
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Feature Types.
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Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: NE of junction of Fraser and Thompson River, just N of Lytton, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°22'14''N, 121°36'02''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92I/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 408A, Ashcroft, as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, Kamloops, 1895, and on Dominion sectional sheet 61, Lytton, 1907, and on BC map 2B, 1914. Also Botanie Lake and Creek.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Meaning "covering", referring to the often cloud-covered mountain, although some think it refers to the abundance of plant covering in the area.
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions
Anglicized spelling of the traditional name, Bootahnie or Bo-tanie, meaning "perpetual root place" (Shuswap names..., Geological Survey of Canada Summary Report 1894, p.402B, an extract first published as "Notes on the Shuswap People..." by George Dawson, Transactions- Royal Society of Canada, Vol IX, 1891, sec II.). Note however that James Teit of Spences Bridge, 1917, advised that Botanie or Bootahnie means "covered all over" or "blanketed".
Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions