Titkana Peak

Alberta-BC boundary. Peak
Alta-BC boundary, E of Berg Lake
53°09’00” N 119°04’00” W — Map 83E/3 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1951
Official in BCCanada

This peak on the continental divide north-east of Mount Robson was “named Ptarmigan Mountain by Coleman, from the fact that the alplands on the west slopes are swarming with that species of grouse,” according to Arthur Oliver Wheeler. Arthur Philomen Coleman explored in the region in1908.

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 people’s word for “bird.”

References:

  • 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. Alpine Club of Canada
  • British Columbia Geographical Names. Titkana Peak
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