Storm 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.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, S of Vermilion Pass at NE side of Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°12'28''N, 116°00'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/1

Origin Notes and History:

Decision in 18th Report.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

A storm was raging on it when named by George Mercer Dawson, Geological Survey of Canada, in 1884. This explanation also appears in Place Names of Alberta, 1928. However, Place Names of Alberta, Vol 1, 1991, indicates that Dawson was camped at a nearby [Alberta] stream during a storm, hence named Storm Creek; the mountain was named later, in association with the creek.

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