Sky Pilot Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just SE of Squamish, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°38'05''N, 123°05'11''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 May 1926 for Geological Survey sheet 199A, Britannia Beach, as an established local name and as identified in 1925 report by H.T. James, Geological Survey of Canada (title/publication # not cited).

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

Other nearby mountains are named on BC map 2D, 1923, but this feature is not identified.

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

Origin/significance not known: An unpublished manuscript by Frank Smith (Alpine Club of Canada ?) states that the peak took its name from a mineral claim that covers part of its southern face. However, R.C. Harris found no such name during a 1986 search of Crown Grant claims in the area. Note also that Sky Pilot is the common name for Phacelia sericea, a striking alpine plant; not known if this immediate area is a suitable habitat. Note further that "Sky Pilot" is an old nickname for a minister or preacher.

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