Scarpe 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 B.C.-Alta. boundary, head of Commerce Creek, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°12'48''N, 114°24'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the July-November 1917 decisions of the Geographic Board of Canada, published in the Canada Gazette 8 December 1917.

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

Named by interprovincial boundary surveyors after the river flowing through Arras, France, where Canadian troops fought in the Arras Campaign in April 1917. Again in the Battle of the Scarpe at the end of August 1918, during which Canadians captured 3300 prisoners.

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