Breaker 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 just SE of Howse Pass, NW of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°45'48''N, 116°39'05''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919, as identified in 1918 BC-Alberta boundary report.

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

Adopted 2 July 1918...

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

So-named by surveyors because "....snow formations on the mountain resemble breakers." (1918 BC-Alberta boundary report).

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