Festubert 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 just SE of Kishinena Peak, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°04'58''N, 114°07'58''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/1

Origin Notes and History:

Festubert Mountain adopted in 1917 for inclusion on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #1. "Festubert Mountain (not Burgess)" identified in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919.

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

Map titles/dates labelling "Burgess Mountain" are not cited.

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

Named in 1915 by interprovincial boundary surveryors after the village east of La Bassée, France, where Canadian troups fought in 1915.

Source: 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1919, Ottawa)