Cariboo Mountains

Feature Type:Mountains - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. Plural of Mountain.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Rocky Mountain Trench and E side of Bowron Lake, Cariboo Mountains & Wells Gray Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°54'59"N, 120°15'04"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93A/16
Related Maps:
83D/11 83D/12 83D/13 83D/14
83D/3 83D/4 83D/5 83D/6
93A/1 93A/10 93A/14 93A/15
93A/16 93A/8 93A/9 93H/1
93H/10 93H/11 93H/12 93H/14
93H/2 93H/3 93H/6 93H/7

Origin Notes and History:

Cariboo Mountains adopted 2 April 1918, not "Cariboo Range" as labelled on Bowman's 1887 map of the Cariboo Mining District. Application altered 7 March 1963 on Geological Survey sheet 922A, Landforms of BC, as identified on BC Mines Bulletin #48 (July 1962 letter, file C.2.46).

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