BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Kings Peak
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
:
Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SW of junction of Cervus Creek and Elk River, toward NW end of Strathcona Provincial Park, Nootka Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°48'41''N, 125°50'12''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.: 92F/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Kings Peak adopted 6 January 1949 on 92F/13, as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919, and as listed in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Named for Michael and James King, members of the Price Ellison 1910 expedition into what would become Strathcona Provincial Park."(information provided March 1989 by longtime Comox resident Betty Brooks, citing earlier published histories compiled by her husband Allan C. Brooks.) [note that these men are not identified amongst the members of the 1910 party, compiled by the surveyor-in-charge, W.J.H.Holmes, BCLS.]
Source: included with note