Rider (railway point)

British Columbia. Railway Point
CNR, E of Goat River
53°29’00” N 120°32’00” W — Map 93H/7 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1930. Official in BCCanada

Named after Sir Henry Ryder Haggard (1856-1925), a popular novelist who, in July 1916, travelled from Vancouver to Edmonton along this line when it was the old Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, which the mountain overlooks.

It is not clear why Sir Haggard’s name would have been used, nor is it clear whether the GTP station here (known as Knole until 1916, then renamed Rider) was named in association with the mountain, or vice versa. See Mount Rider.

References:

  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Government of BC. Rider. BCGN

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