Twin Cairns

Feature Type:Ridge (2) - Elongated stretch of elevated ground.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary at N end of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, NE of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°04'20''N, 115°48'19''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82O/4

Origin Notes and History:

Wa-wa Ridge adopted by Alberta 20 October 1983; adopted by British Columbia 13 June 1984 on 82O/4, located on the BC-Alberta boundary just SE of Simpson Pass. Parks Canada advised 2 January 1985 that this feature is called Twin Cairn Ridge, and Wa-Wa Ridge is actually located about 2 miles NNE, entirely inside Alberta at 51 05 45 - 115 47 30. Name changed to "Twin Cairns (ridge)" by Alberta 28 July 1986; changed by British Columbia 3 October 1986, and by Parks Canada 11 March 1988 on 82O/4.

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

So-named because this feature has two points on the top, much like The Lions in Vancouver.

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