Mount Pierrway

Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: S of Mount Quanstrom, head of Castle Creek
Latitude: 52°53’00”
Longitude: 120°08’00”
NTS map: 93A/16
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

Perhaps named after Pierre Rois, a French Canadian trapper who in the late 1800s moved from the prairies to Fort St. James, where he met and married Sofie Bouchey. A son, Patrick, enlisted and was killed in the First World War. Gradually, the family’s name became Pierroi (or Pierroy). A street in Prince George is named after the family.

References:

  • Canadian Federation of University Women. Prince George, British Columbia. Street names. A-Z.. Prince George, B.C.: Canadian Federation of University Women, Prince George branch, 1970

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