Golden Ears

Feature Type:Peaks - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself. Plural of Peak (2).
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On N slope of Mount Blanshard, E of Pitt Lake, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°21'46''N, 122°30'27''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/7

Origin Notes and History:

Golden Ears (peaks) adopted 4 July 1957 on 92 G/7 applying to the northernmost (and 2 highest) peaks on the whole massif that is called Mount Blanshard.

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

Higher peak (1716m) at 49 21 46 x 122 30 20; lower peak (1701m) at 49 21 43 x 122 30 32.

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

"Golden Ears...NOT Golden Eyries or Golden Aeries (meaning eagle's crest or roost)...named before 1859." (March 1948 letters from J.S. Matthews, Vancouver City Archivist, file B.1.41)

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"On the left, over Pitt Lake, rise the beautiful peaks known as the Golden Ears..." (Mayne, Lieut R.C., Four Years in British Columbia and Vancouver Island, London, 1862, p.86, from his journal entries between 31 March and 19 June, 1859)

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Traditional name: T'laqunna (McKelvie, B.A., Outpost of Empire)

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