Oriana 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: SW of Madrigal Mountain, S side of Homathko River below Tatlayoko Lake, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°18'57''N, 124°39'14''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92N/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 October 1982 on 92N/7, as submitted by Bruce Fairley, Alpine Club of Canada.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named by members of Alpine Club of Canada's 1982 camp, continuing the Elizabethan Era theme of naming and in association with nearby Madrigal Mountain - "...the Madrigal...was a song form that flourished during the reign of Elizabeth I...[and] the first great collection of madrigals was entitled 'The Triumphs of Oriana' - Oriana being the codename for Elizabeth..."

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.