Bountiful

Feature Type:Settlement - Any permanently occupied, unincorporated area normally identified by a single name, generally rural, and having a recognizable central focus.
Status:
Relative Location: Near Lister, SE of Creston at S end of Kootenay Lake, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°01'15''N, 116°26'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/1

Origin Notes and History:

A self-titled property, originally owned by Joseph R. Blackmore ( -1974), a Mormon, who relocated from Alberta in the late 1960s with his many wives and 30+ children. The idyllic "Bountiful Valley" described in the Book of Morman inspired the name of the property. Approximately 400 people live here now (May 2005 advice from Marlene Blackmore Palmer). Every few years "Bountiful, BC" is spotlighted in media reports and editorials about the Blackmore family, polygamy or plural marriage in Canada, the constitutional right to religous freedom, and current vs former doctrines and teachings of the Mormon Church [properly, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints].

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