Waddington 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: Just S of Yellowhead Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, E of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°47'37''N, 118°31'14''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Waddington adopted in the 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 29, 1917. Form of name changed to Waddington Peak 17 January 1951 on Jasper Park (North) sheet, to avoid confusion with Mount Waddington in the Coast Range (and named for the same person).

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

After Alfred Waddington ( -1872), British Columbia pioneer, who in 1868 advocated a transcontinental railway through Yellowhead Pass.

Source: 16th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1919 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1919, Ottawa)