Valemount (Village) / Mount Brown / Caniche Peak / Canoe River / Emperor Falls / Mount Ermatinger / Mount Fitzwilliam
    

Phone : (250) 566-4435
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Valemount, BC (Nearby: Cedarside, Tête Jaune Cache, Mount Robson, Albreda, Red Pass)

  • Mount Brown
  • Caniche Peak
  • Canoe River
  • Emperor Falls
  • Mount Ermatinger
  • Mount Fitzwilliam

735 Cranberry Lake Road
Valemount, British Columbia
V0E 2Z0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • Mount Brown named in 1827 by David Douglas after Robert Brown (1775-1858), the first keeper of the botanical department of the British Museum.
  • Douglas grossly overestimated the height of Mount Brown. His ascent of it is the earliest recorded climb in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Caniche Peak - Wheeler suggested the name Poodle Peak because the summit resembles in shape the head of a poodle. Subsequently the French word for 'poodle' was chosen to give the name more class.
  • Canoe River given this name in 1811 by David Thompson. At Boat Encampment, near the confluence of this river and the Wood River with the Columbia, Thompson built the canoes in which he travelled to the Pacific.
  • Since the building of Mica Dam, the lower Canoe River has been swallowed up in Canoe Reach of Kinbasket Lake, and Boat Encampment is no more.
  • Emperor Falls - Mount Robson Park, of these magnificent falls, A.O. Wheeler wrote:
  • The total drop is 145 ft ... At a distance of 60 feet from the crest, the full volume of the water strikes a ledge and bounds outwards for 30 feet, creating a splendid rocket which gives the idea of a giant leap.
  • There is such a feeling of majesty and power inspired by the spectacle that I christened it, 'The Emperor Falls,' and the rocket, 'The Emperor's Leap.'
  • Mount Ermatinger - After Edward Ermatinger, who, with his younger brother Francis, entered the service of the HBC as a clerk in 1818. They were posted to the Columbia Department in 1825.
  • Mount Fitzwilliam - This settlement takes its name from nearby Mount Fitzwilliam, named in 1863 by Viscount Milton after his family's senior title. (His father was the sixth Earl of Fitzwilliam.)
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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  • Mount Geddes

  • After M.D. Geddes of Calgary, an outstanding alpinist who was killed on Mount Lefroy in 1927.


  • Grant Brook

  • After George Monro Grant (1835-1902), who in 1872 accompanied Sir Sandford Fleming on an overland journey to the Pacific. He later published an account of this expedition in his Ocean to Ocean. He became Principal Grant of Queen's University.


  • Indian Peak

  • From a fancied resemblance to the head of an Indian in war regalia.


  • Kinney Lake

  • After the Reverend George Kinney, who in 1909, with Curly Phillips, made the first ascent to Mount Robson's summit crest. Kinney made his climb in bad weather and found a dangerous snow comb at the top. Since it is uncertain whether he reached the highest point on the mountain or a snow dome a few hundred feet from it, alpine purists credit Foster, MacCarthy, and Kain in 1913 with the first ascent of the mountain.


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