Intersection Mountain

Feature type: Mountain
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, near headwaters of Forgetmenot Creek
Latitude: 53°48’00”
Longitude: 120°00’00”
NTS map: 93H/16
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

At this mountain the 120th Meridian, which forms the border between Alberta and British Columbia to the north, meets the continental divide, which forms the provincial boundary to the south. British Columbia’s boundary was specified by the British Parliament in 1866, in the act that united the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Article 7 states that B.C.’s boundary on the east is “the Rocky Mountains and the 120th meridian of west longitude.”

References:

  • Akrigg, George Philip Vernon, 1913-, and Helen B. Akrigg. British Columbia place names. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997

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