BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cheam 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
Pronounced: chee AM
Relative Location: Between Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park and Wahleach Lake, E of Chilliwack, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°11'11''N, 121°40'56''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.: 92H/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 422A, Hope, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914. See Cheam Slough for origin information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Spelled "Mount She-am" on roads & trails plan 12T1 (date/title not cited) - a closer approximation of the Halkomelem pronuncation for the lowland area from which this name is borrowed.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The Halq'eméylem name for this mountain is Lhílheqey, from the word Lhelqey meaning "rehydrate", "glacier" (from Halq'eméylem Place Names, by Naxaxalhts'i, Albert (Sonny) McHalsie. Stó:lo Nation, March 2012) [the name refers to the ridge projecting westward from Cheam Peak, as shown in Sto:lo Atlas]
Source: included with note