Big Shale Hill

Feature Type:Hill - Elevation of terrain rising prominently above the surrounding land.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: BC-Alberta boundary S of Morkill Pass, NE of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°35'24''N, 119°46'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Big Shale Hill adopted 1 December 1925 (file B.1.25).

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

Had been labelled "Great Shale Hill" on BC-Alberta boundary sheet #37, 1925. The summit ridge extends 4+ miles westward from Shale Pass, forming the interprovincial boundary.

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