BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Caniche Peak
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, S of Yellowhead Pass in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°45'14''N, 118°22'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 83D/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 27 Jan 1923 on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 28; confirmed 7 February 1951 on 83 D/16.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
From the resemblance of the summit to a poodle's head, "caniche" being the French word for poodle.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"A.O. Wheeler suggested the name Poodle Peak; subsequently the French word for poodle was chosen to give the name more class."
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997