Portcullis 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: S of Geikie Creek in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°40'23''N, 118°23'43''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 17 January 1951 on Jasper Park (north) map, as labelled on BC-Alberta booundary sheet 28, 1921.

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

Many of the names assigned by BC-Alberta Boundary surveyors in this area follow a 'fortification' theme, eg: Turret, Bastion, Portcullis....

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

Portcullis: from Anglo-French porte coliz, literally, sliding door; a grating of iron hung over the gateway of a fortified place and lowered between grooves to prevent passage.

Source: Merriam-Webster OnLine (www.m-w.com), or Webster's New International Dictionary, 2nd edition, unabridged, 1951