Kataka Mountain

Alberta-BC boundary. Mountain
Headwaters of Fitzwilliam Creek
52.8322 N 118.3967 W — Map 083D16 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1916
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada
This mountain appears on:
Pre-emptor’s map Tête Jaune 3H 1923

The flat-topped mountain resembles a fort. Kataka is supposedly an Indigenous word for “fort.”

Named in 1916 by Morrison Parsons Bridgland [1878–1948], founding member of the Alpine Club of Canada and surveyor associated with Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission.

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