Cinnamon 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 NE of Mount Robson (locality) in NW end of Mount Robson Provincial Park, N of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°04'47''N, 119°15'26''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/3

Origin Notes and History:

Cinnamon Peak adopted 1 May 1934 on Jasper Park (north) sheet; a well-established local name according to Dominion Parks Board.

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

Labelled "Little Grizzly Peak" on A.O. Wheeler's 1911 topographic map of Mount Robson, published in Canadian Alpine Journal 1912, and on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #32, 1924.

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

The name is likely descriptive of the colour of the feature. Note that the well-known Cinnamon family of Robson Valley did not arrive in the area until the 1950's.

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

"Little Grizzly" is a colloquial name given to the black bear, Ursus americanus; eastern populations are usually black in colour, but western populations can be reddish-brown or cinnamon in colour, hence easily mistaken for a grizzly bear, Ursus arctos.

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