Popes 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 just S of Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park, E of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°24'11''N, 116°17'43''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Named by Order in Council, 1887. "Popes Peak (not Pope's nor Boundary Peak)" confirmed in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924.

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

After the Honourable John Henry Pope, Minister of Agriculture 1871-73, 1878-85, then Minister of Railways and Canals 1885-89.

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