Mount Perren

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary at N end Kootenay National Park, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°17'46''N, 116°12'32''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/8

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Perren adopted in British Columbia and in Alberta 6 June 1952 on 82N/SE; confirmed 12 February 1970 on 82N/8.

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

This is Peak # 5 of the ten Wenkchemna Peaks of the Moraine Lake area. Elevation 10,018 ft.

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

Name originally suggested by director, Historic Sites Branch Parks Canada, after Mr. Walter Perren, chief warden at Banff National Park from May 1955 to December 1967. (January 1970 letter from Parks Canada, file Y.1.50)

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