Victoria 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: SE side of head of White River, between Schoen Lake and Strathcona Provincial Parks, W of Campbell River (city), Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°03'17''N, 126°06'04''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 January 1934, as identified on maps since 1865.

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

Labelled on 1865 British Admiralty Chart, and on Robert Brown's map of his 1864 Vancouver Island Exploration Expedition. Mt. Victoria [sic] is identified as the "highest peak on Vancouver Island" by G.M. Dawson in his 1887 report.

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

At some unknown date a brass plaque was installed at the summit, with the engraving: "THEY HOLD THE HEIGHTS THE WON" (photograph on file N.1.33). The name of the person or persons responsible for engraving, transporting and installing the plaque is not known.

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