Barbican Peak

British Columbia. Peak (2)
S of Tonquin Creek
52°43’00” N 118°24’00” W — Map 83D/9 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951. Official in BCCanada

A barbican is an outer fortification or defense to a city or castle, especially a double tower erected over a gate or bridge. The feature was named by the interprovincial boundary survey party of Wheeler and Cautley in 1921.

Adopted 17 January 1951 on Jasper Park (North) as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet 28, 1921, and as identified in Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol XIII, 1923, pp.53-63.


  • Wheeler, Arthur O., and Cautley, R.W. Report of the Commission appointed to delimit the boundary between the Provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Part II. 1917 to 1921. From Kicking Horse Pass to Yellowhead Pass.. Ottawa: Office of the Surveyor General, 1921
  • Fynn, Val A. “First ascents of Mt. Barbican 10,100 feet and of Mt.Geikie 10,854 feet.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 14 (1924):60-66. Canadian Alpine Journal
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. Barbican. BCGN

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