Cypress 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: S of Brandywine Mountain on the Squamish-Ckeakamus divide, W of Whistler, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°02'08''N, 123°15'11''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 22 June 1967 on 92J; submitted by D. Culbert as an established local name (file P.1.51).

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

"...named because of nearby Cypress Creek..." (Dick Culbert's Climber's Guide to the Coastal Ranges of British Columbia, 1965, p.116). [Note that Cypress Creek has since been renamed Roe Creek.]

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

"Named in 1931 after nearby Cypress Creek." [No evidence in BC files that this peak was named that early; although the creek had long been known as Cypress Creek, the PEAK is not identified in 1931 descriptions of first ascents in the area (Canadian Alpine Journal, 1931, p.60).]

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa