Terrapin 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.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, SE of Lake Magog in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°52'48''N, 115°37'03''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82J/13

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Terrapin was adopted in the 18th Report, 1924. Changed to Terrapin Mountain in the 1953 BC Gazetteer and confirmed 3 October 1957 on OBF 2501. Named for its fanciful resemblance to a turtle.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa