Leather 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 N of Yellowhead Lake in Mount Robson Provincial Park, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°52'52''N, 118°36'57''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83D/15

Origin Notes and History:

Decision in 18th Report. Old name of Yellowhead Pass. File 0374.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

"Other names [for Yellowhead Pass] noted in the literature include Cowdung Pass, Leatherhead Pass, Jasper Pass, Jasper House Pass, TĂȘte Jaune Passe, and Rocky Mountain Pass...". (early map/document dates not cited)

Source: Rayburn, Alan; "Naming Canada: stories about place names from Canadian Geographic"; University of Toronto Press, 1994.