Tête Roche

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary at E end of Yellowhead Mountain, E of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°54'03''N, 118°33'46''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 29, 1917.

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

Suggested by Tête Jaune, nickname of the trapper who used to cache his furs west of the summit of the pass called Yellowhead, after him. According to Malcolm McLeod, the trapper was François Decoigne, who was in charge of Jasper House, Brulé Lake in 1814.

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