Quadra 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, NE of Prospectors Valley in Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°17'13''N, 116°09'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Quadra Mountain adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Form of name changed to Mount Quadra 3 April 1952 on 82N/SE, in the mistaken belief that the mountain was named after a person - Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra. Form of name changed back to Quadra Mountain 31 March 1983 on 82 N/8 by British Columbia; agreed 6 November 1983 by Alberta, and 23 July1984 by Parks Canada.

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

Named by A.O. Wheeler, DLS; the mountain has four pinnacles; hence the name, Quadra.

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