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 inside BC-Alberta boundary, N of Intersection Mountain, Peace River Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°52'19"N, 120°01'38"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93H/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 December 1925 on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 38.

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

Named by boundary surveyors in 1923, presumably referring to the impregnable aspect of the feature; an extremely steep shale slope extends almost 3 miles from Bastille Mountain to Wallbridge Mountain.

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