McIntyre Bluff

Feature Type:Bluff (2) - A steep-sided hill or promontory.
Status: Lookup the official name
Relative Location: W side of Okanagan River just S of Vaseux Lake, S of Penticton, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°15'17''N, 119°32'06''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 October 1954 on 82E/SW. Name changed to N╩Ľaylintn per request from Osoyoos Indian Band as part of agreement with Ministry of Environment, 7 August 2015.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

"No traveller in the southern Okanagan can fail to be impressed by the tremendous precipice-faced rock rising at the southern end of Vaseux Lake. This is McIntyre Bluff, named after Peter McIntyre, one of the Overlanders of 1862. Earlier he had been an Indian fighter and a guard on the Pony Express in the American West. Late in 1886 he received a crown grant to the land beside this bluff."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.