Neptuak 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 junction of Yoho and Kootenay and Banff National Parks, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°18'28''N, 116°15'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924.

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

Named (probably in 1894 when naming other Yoho features) by Samuel Evans Stokes Allenby; neptuak is the Stoney Indian word for "nine" - this is the ninth of the ten Wenkchemna Peaks.

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