Columbia Mountains are a block of mountains 608 km long and 256 km wide that dominate the landscape of southeastern BC. The Monashee, Selkirk and Purcell mountains form parallel lines extending north-south from the US to the Rocky Mountain Trench. Minerals in the Purcells, between the valley of Kootenay Lake and the trench, have been exploited since the 1890s, notably silver-bearing lead-zinc ore from Cominco Ltd's huge Sullivan Mine in Kimberley. Alpine areas such as the Bugaboos are increasingly popular for skiing and hiking. To the NW, between the Quesnel-Shuswap Highlands and the trench, are the Cariboo Mountains. They include Bowron Lk Prov Pk and most of Wells Gray Prov Pk, both noted for outstanding scenery and recreation.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Grant, Peter. "Columbia Mountains". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 17 January 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/columbia-mountains. Accessed 16 October 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Grant, P., Columbia Mountains (2017). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/columbia-mountains
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Grant, Peter, "Columbia Mountains". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 06, 2006; Last Edited January 17, 2017. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/columbia-mountains
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Grant, Peter. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Columbia Mountains", Last Edited January 17, 2017, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/columbia-mountains
|Article by||Peter Grant|
|Published Online||February 6, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|