Bugaboo Spire

Feature Type:Spire - Tall, slender, sharp-pointed peak; or a mountain.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Crescent Glacier at S end of Bugaboo Provincial Park, NW of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°44'44''N, 116°47'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82K/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 June 1960 on 82K as a long-established name in association with Bugaboo Creek and Pass.

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

Name suggested by the sight of a gendarme encountered by the first party to climb the mountain (Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol VIII, 1917, p.26, including photograph.)

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