Chaba Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, S of Fortress Lake in Hamber Provincial Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°11'54''N, 117°40'19''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83C/4

Origin Notes and History:

Chaba Peak & Icefield adopted in the 17th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1921, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet 23, surveyed in 1920.

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

Named in association with Chaba River (tributary to the Athabaska River in Alberta), in turn named by A.P. Coleman after a Stoney Indian named Job Beaver, who hunted here; "chaba" is Stoney for beaver.

Source: Place Names of Alberta, Alberta Geographical Names Program and Friends of Geographical Names of Alberta Society, University of Calgary Press, 4 volumes, 1991-1996.

Chaba Peak named in 1892 by Arthur Philamon Coleman (1852-1939), Toronto geologist and mountaineer, after Job Beaver, a Stoney Indian from Morley, Alberta, who hunted here; chaba is the Stoney word for beaver.

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions