Monashee 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: A division of the Columbia Mountains, extending N from Washington on the W side of the Arrow Lakes, Columbia River and Canoe Reach Kinbasket Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°00'00''N, 119°00'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 82L/15
Related Maps:
82E/1 82E/10 82E/15 82E/16
82E/2 82E/7 82E/8 82E/9
82F/13 82F/4 82F/5 82K/12
82K/13 82K/4 82K/5 82L/1
82L/10 82L/15 82L/16 82L/2
82L/7 82L/8 82L/9 82M/1
82M/10 82M/11 82M/14 82M/15
82M/2 82M/6 82M/7 82M/8
83D/10 83D/11 83D/14 83D/2
83D/3 83D/6 83D/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 April 1918 on Ottawa file OBF 0248, to include all the mountains in the southern interior, from Upper and Lower Arrow Lakes and Columbia River west to the valleys of the Okanagan and Spallumcheen Rivers and Shuswap Lake, and from the US border north to the Canoe River. Application confined 10 July 1963 on 82L; the mountains of the Shuswap and Quesnel Highlands are now included in the Interior Plateau rather than within the Monashee Mountains.

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

range, from U.S. boundary to Canoe River. From the Gaelic, monadh-sith, "mountain of peace." Mountain named c. 1881 by Donald McIntyre, a High-lander who first staked the Monashee Mines. (Ok. 6:156-157). A somewhat similar name is Monadhliath, mountain in Inverness-shire, "grey or light blue mountain or moor."

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

From the Gaelic, monadh-sith, "mountain of peace." Mountain named c. 1881 by Donald McIntyre, a High-lander who first staked the Monashee Mines. (Ok. 6:156-157). A somewhat similar name is Monadhliath, mountain in Inverness-shire, "grey or light blue mountain or moor." (12th Report of the Okanagan Historical Society, 1948)

Source: included with note