Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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: S side of McLennan River, just W of Valemount in the Premier Range, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°48'10''N, 119°25'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 10 June 2006 on 83D/14, as proposed by the Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association and the Village of Valemount.

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

Named after the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000), Canada's 15th Prime Minister, 1968-79 and 1980-84. Previously minister of justice and attorney-general in the Pearson government, 1967-68. Trudeau's Liberal government introduced bilingualism and shepherded Canada's parliamentary independence from Britain, drafting a new constitution and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He was voted Canada's "Newsmaker of the Century" in a December 1999 poll by Canadian Press. For photographs and biographical information about all of Canada's Prime Ministers, see www.primeministers.ca; link also to "Canada's Prime Ministers" from Office of the Prime Minister homepage www.pm.gc.ca

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

Elsewhere in the Premier Range, mountains 10,000 feet or higher have been named for former Prime Ministers [see Premier Range]; this particular mountain, while only 8661 feet elevation, is the most prominent feature on the near horizon overlooking Valemount, is accessible from the Yellowhead Highway, and offers climbing and exploring opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts of all abilities.

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