Aurora 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: On BC-Alberta boundary at S end of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°49'38''N, 115°33'40''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/13

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Aurora adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet # 12, surveyed in 1916, published in 1917. Form of name adjusted to Aurora Mountain 3 October 1957.

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

Named in 1916 by interprovincial boundary surveyors after HMS Aurora, a Royal Navy cruiser engaged in a North Sea battle, 24 January 1915.

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