Intersection Mountain

Alberta-BC boundary. Mountain
Near headwaters of Forgetmenot Creek
53°48’00” N 120°00’00” W — Map 93H/16 — GoogleGeoHack
Official in BCCanada

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 (1913-2001), and Helen B. Akrigg. British Columbia Place Names. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997. Internet Archive

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