Prior 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 near head of Waitabit Creek, N of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°43'15''N, 116°55'52''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/10

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Prior adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 19. Form of name changed to Prior Peak 3 October 1957 on 82N/NE.

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

After Lt. Col Edward Gawlor Prior, commander of the 5th Regiment, Canadian Garrison Artillery, member of parliament, and Premier of British Columbia from November 1902 to June 1903. He later served as Lieutenant Governor from December 18, 1919 until his death on December 12, 1920 [the only Lieutenant Governor to die in office]. See also Prior Lake.

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