Standish Hump

Feature Type:Ridge (2) - Elongated stretch of elevated ground.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary at NE side of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°04'16''N, 115°47'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82O/4

Origin Notes and History:

Standish Ridge was adopted 9 August 1966 on 82O/4 by British Columbia, and 17 October 1966 by Alberta - the name originally submitted to the Geographic Board in Ottawa by the superintendant, Banff National Park (file C.2.56). Form of name changed to Standish Hump on 28 July 1986 by Alberta, and 7 October 1986 by British Columbia, being the long-established local name. The joint decision to amend the name was never signed by Parks Canada, hence federal maps continue to label this Standish Ridge. Joint decision to adopt Standish Hump signed by Parks Canada 27 March 2008.

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

"Named about 1935 after Austin Standish. He was one of the members of a party looking for a site for a lodge - the Alberta site chosen would eventually become known as Sunshine Valley; Mr. Standish died in 1965."

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