BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cypress 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: S of Brandywine Mountain on the Squamish-Ckeakamus divide, W of Whistler, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°02'08''N, 123°15'11''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.: 92J/3
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 June 1967 on 92J; submitted by D. Culbert as an established local name (file P.1.51).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"...named because of nearby Cypress Creek..." (Dick Culbert's Climber's Guide to the Coastal Ranges of British Columbia, 1965, p.116). [Note that Cypress Creek has since been renamed Roe Creek.]
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Named in 1931 after nearby Cypress Creek." [No evidence in BC files that this peak was named that early; although the creek had long been known as Cypress Creek, the PEAK is not identified in 1931 descriptions of first ascents in the area (Canadian Alpine Journal, 1931, p.60).]
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa