Garnet 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: N of Azure Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°26'33''N, 120°11'46''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93A/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 July 1975 on 93A/8.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named by climber Hugh Neave because of the numerous small garnets in the rock formations near the summit. Also Garnet Glacier (draining north into Goat Creek) and Garnet Creek (in the adjacent watershed - draining south into Azure Lake.)

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.