Origin Notes and History:
Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Elevation 5,185 feet. Boundary Peak 8.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"After Captain Philip A. Welker, retired, who bore a distinguished part in the survey of Alaska and its boundary.
Source: 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1924, Ottawa)