Waputik Mountains

Feature Type:Mountains - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. Plural of Mountain.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, extending N from Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°35'00''N, 116°38'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82N/10
Related Maps: 82N/10
82N/15
82N/8
82N/9

Origin Notes and History:

Waputik Mountains adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, not "Waputtehk Mountains" as labelled on the 1859 map of the Palliser Expedition.

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

Name applies to the entire area between the Amiskwi, Blaeberry & Howse Rivers on the west, the Bow & Mistoya Rivers on the east, and Kicking Horse Pass at the south.

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

Named in 1884 by George Dawson. "waputik" is the Stoney Indian word for white goat.

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