Titkana Peak

Feature type: Peak (2)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Alta-BC boundary, E of Berg Lake
Latitude: 53°09’00”
Longitude: 119°04’00”
NTS map: 83E/3
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names

This peak on the continental divide north-east of Mount Robson was “named Ptarmigan Mountain by Coleman, from the fact that the alplands on the west slopes are swarming with that species of grouse,” according to Arthur Wheeler. Arthur Coleman explored in the region in1908.

Because of the duplication of the name Ptarmigan, Coleman’s choice was dropped in favour of Titkana Peak. The feature is identified as Titkana in the 1928 edition of Place Names of Alberta, the word apparently being Stoney Indian for “bird.”

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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