Titkana Peak

Alberta-BC boundary. Peak
E of Berg Lake
53.15 N 119.0667 W — Map 83E/3 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada

This peak north-east of Mount Robson was initally named Ptarmigan Mountain by Arthur Philemon Coleman [1852–1939]. The alplands on the west slopes are swarming with the birds according to Arthur Oliver Wheeler [1860–1945].

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, apparently the indigenous Stoney word for “bird.”


  • Coleman, Arthur Philemon [1852–1939]. The Canadian Rockies: New and Old Trails. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1911. Internet Archive
  • Wheeler, Arthur Oliver [1860–1945]. “The Alpine Club of Canada’s expedition to Jasper Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson region, 1911.” Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol. 4 (1912):9-80
  • Canadian Board on Geographical Names. Place-names of Alberta. Published for the Geographic Board by the Department of the Interior. Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1928. Hathi Trust
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Titkana Peak
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