Piccolo Summit

Feature Type:Summit - Highest point of a mountain or hill.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of Cheakamus Lake, just SE of Whistler in Garibaldi Provincial Park, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°02'48''N, 122°56'26''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/2

Origin Notes and History:

Piccolo Summit Adopted 27 August 1965 on 92J, in association with the general musical 'theme' of the Whistler - Singing Pass area (January 1965 letter, file P.1.65)

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

The "theme" names Piccolo, Flute and Oboe were carefully chosen by Karl Ricker et al, and adopted in August 1965, referring to 3 secondary summits extending southeast from Whistler Mountain to Singing Pass: the lowest summit (and the feature closest to Singing Pass) was called Oboe Summit referring to the instrument with the lowest pitch. Flute Summit occupies the middle position, is the middle-sized of the group and refers to the instrument with the middle pitch; the highest feature, positioned closest to Whistler Mountain, was called Piccolo Summit after the instrument with the highest pitch.

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