Skirt 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: N side of Langford Lake, NW of Victoria, Highland Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°27'54''N, 123°31'57''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/5

Origin Notes and History:

Skirt Mountain adopted in the 10th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1911; not "Skirt Hill" as labelled on J.D. Pemberton's 1855 map "South-Eastern Districts of Vancouver Island" and on British Admiralty Chart 2689, 1859 et seq.

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

This is the site of "Bear Mountain" recreation & resort community and subdivision, featuring a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus (nicknamed "Golden Bear") hence the name of the development.

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