Boom 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 BC-Alberta boundary, E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°15'04''N, 116°04'43''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 9th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1910.

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

Named in association with Boom Lake on the Alberta side of the boundary; when the lake was named in 1908, driftwood in the lake resembled a lumberman's boom of logs.

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