BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Breaker Mountain
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
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: On BC-Alberta boundary just SE of Howse Pass, NW of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°45'48''N, 116°39'05''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.: 82N/15
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919, as identified in 1918 BC-Alberta boundary report.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Adopted 2 July 1918...
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
So-named by surveyors because "....snow formations on the mountain resemble breakers." (1918 BC-Alberta boundary report).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office