Allison 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: On BC-Alberta boundary, N of Crowsnest Pass, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°44'36''N, 114°38'46''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82G/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 31 March 1917 as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet # 5, and on BC map 1EM, 1915. Alberta records indicate that the name was adopted 22 July 1915, as submitted by M. Bridgland, DLS, in association with nearby Allison Creek.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

After Douglas Allison, early settler on nearby Allison Creek (Alberta side), and former constable with RNWMP.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

This feature is known to residents of the Allison Creek valley as "The Needle's Eye". The peak is not visible from travelled routes in BC and has not acquired a colloquial name here.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office