Cornice Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Kimsquit River just above head of Dean Channel, NW of Bella Coola, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°58'04''N, 127°12'44''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/14

Origin Notes and History:

Cornice Peak adopted 7 February 1947 on 93SW at 52° 57' - 127° 17', elevation 7500' asl. Altered application 2 July 1953 on 93D, to the location identified on early maps.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"Cornice Mountain" first labelled on 1928 topographic plan 11T2, "Topographic Tracings of the Bella Coola Area" by Frank Swannell, BCLS; approximate location 52° 58' - 127° 11', elevation 5622' asl. Labelled Cornice Peak on BC map 1L, 1929.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Descriptive. In this context a cornice is an overhanging mass of snow, ice, or rock; the term borrowed from architectural references to a molded horizontal projection that crowns a structure or wall.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office