Minotaur 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 side of Gateway Glacier, S of Geikie Creek at S end of Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°39'00''N, 118°23'06''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 May 1934 on 83D.

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

Presumably a reference to the peak's looming shape or distinctive profile. In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a half-bull, half-human offspring of King Minos of Crete and his wife Pasiphae, who was concealed in the Labyrinth, a specially-constructed and convoluted prison of sorts, on the island of Crete.

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