Parapet Peak

Feature type: Peak (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, E of headwaters of Fraser River
Latitude: 52°40’00”
Longitude: 118°18’00”
NTS map: 83D/9
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

In fortifications, a parapet is a defence of earth or stone to cover troops from the enemy’s observation and fire. The name was suggested by shape and by association of sound with Paragon Peak.

References:

  • Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names. British Columbia representative: D.F. Pearson, director of surveys and mapping, B.C. Ministry of Environment, Victoria..

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