Bastille 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: Just NE of Mount Saugstad, SE of Bella Coola, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°16'56''N, 126°28'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 July 1953 on 93D.

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

Named by Don Munday and his climbing party on July 14, 1938 "...this being Bastille Day in France, and nobody being interested enough to suggest another name, we called it Mount Bastille [sic]..." (Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XXVI, 1938, p.41.)

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