Kataka Mountain

British Columbia. Mountain
Alta-BC boundary, headwaters of Fitzwilliam Creek
52°50’00” N 118°24’00” W — Map 83D/16 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1916.
Name officially adopted in 1917. Official in BC

Named in 1916 by Morrison Parsons Bridgeland, founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada, and surveyor associated with BC Boundary Commissioner A.O. Wheeler, because the flat-topped mountain resembles a fort. Kataka is an Indigenous word for “fort.”


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