Caniche 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, S of Yellowhead Pass in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°45'14''N, 118°22'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 27 Jan 1923 on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 28; confirmed 7 February 1951 on 83 D/16.

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

From the resemblance of the summit to a poodle's head, "caniche" being the French word for poodle.

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

"A.O. Wheeler suggested the name Poodle Peak; subsequently the French word for poodle was chosen to give the name more class."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997