Wapta 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: NW of junction of Yoho and Kicking Horse Rivers in Yoho National Park, E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°27'05''N, 116°28'39''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 25 October 1910.

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

Stoney Indian for "river"

Source: 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1917, Ottawa)