Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Mount

British Columbia. Mount
S of McLennan River in the Premier Range
52.8028 N 119.4253 W — Map 083D14 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 2006
Official in BCCanada
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

Named in 2006 after the Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000), Canada’s 15th Prime Minister, 1968-79 and 1980-84. According to Canadian protocol, as a former Prime Minister, he was styled “The Right Honourable” for life.

Upon Trudeau’s death, then-Prime Minister Jean Chrétien floated the idea of renaming Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak, for Trudeau; when this met with resistance, this formerly unnamed peak was given the designation on June 10, 2006 in a ceremony held at Valemount and attended by Trudeau’s eldest son, Justin.

Elsewhere in the Premier Range, mountains 10,000 feet or higher have been named for former Prime Ministers; this particular mountain, while only 8661 feet elevation, is the most prominent feature on the near horizon overlooking Valemount, is accessible from the Yellowhead Highway, and offers climbing and exploring opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts of all abilities.


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