Rider

Feature Type:Railway Point - A named railway siding, junction, flag stop or timing point with or without an agent.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On CNR, NW of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°28'59"N, 120°32'04"W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93H/7
Related Maps: 93H
93H/7

Origin Notes and History:

Rider (railway station) was adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 3H, 1919; confirmed 12 March 1965 on 93H and 31 May 1983 on 93H/7.

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

Named after Sir Henry Ryder Haggard (1856-1925), a popular novelist who, in July 1916, travelled from Vancouver to Edmonton along this line when it was the old Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which the mountain overlooks. It is not clear WHY Sir Haggard's name would have been used, nor is it clear whether the GTP station here (known as Knole until 1916, then renamed Rider) was named in association with the mountain, or vice versa. See Mount Rider.

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