Caniche Peak

Alberta-BC boundary. Peak
S of Yellowhead Pass
52.75 N 118.3667 W — Map 083D16 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada

Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945] suggested the name “Poodle Peak” because the summit resembled in shape the head of a poodle. The French word for poodle was chosen “to further distinguish the name,” according to the Akriggs, who do not specfiy their source. Wheeler explored in the Mount Robson area in 1911 and 1913, and was involved in naming places during the Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Commission surveys, 1917–1923.


  • Akrigg, Helen B., and Akrigg, George Philip Vernon [1913–2001]. British Columbia Place Names. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997. Internet Archive
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Caniche Peak

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