Bingley 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 just W of Yellowhead Mountain, E of Valemount, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°52'55''N, 118°37'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/15
Related Maps: 83D
83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Bingley adopted in 1919, as labelled on 1863-64 map "Western Portion of British North America", published to accompany "The North-West Passage by Land", 1865. Form of name changed to Bingley Mountain 2 August 1956 on Jasper Park sheet. Form of name changed to Bingley Peak 22 February 1963 on 83D, as labelled on BC-Alberta boundary sheet # 29, published in 1923 from surveys in 1917, and as identified in Alberta Place Names, 1928.

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

"Named in 1863 by Viscount Milton and Dr. Cheadle, after Cheadle's birthplace in Yorkshire." (18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924).

Source: 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1924, Ottawa)

"Milton chose a fine hill to the left as his mountain, & I a still higher to the right....mine a long range of very rugged rocks, very high & snow-clad with green slopes, & bright pines half way up. Very fine indeed." (10 July 1863 entry from "The North-West Passage by Land", 1865, republished as "Cheadle's Journal of Trip Across Canada 1862-63" by M.G. Hurtig, 1971). Note that today's "Bingley Peak" is a single summit at the western end of the "long range of very rugged rocks" called now Yellowhead Mountain. See Mount Cheadle for additional biographical information. See also Yellowhead Mountain.

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