Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau is a 2,640-metre (8,661 ft) mountain located in the Premier Range of the Cariboo Mountains in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is located on the south side of the McLennan River, just west of Valemount.

Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau is located in British Columbia
Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Location in eastern British Columbia
Highest point
Elevation2,650 m (8,690 ft)[1]
Prominence400 m (1,300 ft)[1]
Parent peakMount Lester Pearson (3086 m)[1]
ListingMountains of British Columbia
Coordinates52°48′10″N 119°25′31″W / 52.80278°N 119.42528°W / 52.80278; -119.42528Coordinates: 52°48′10″N 119°25′31″W / 52.80278°N 119.42528°W / 52.80278; -119.42528[2]
Geography
LocationBritish Columbia, Canada
Parent rangePremier Range
Topo mapNTS 83D14 Valemount[2]

The name honours the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who died in 2000. 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.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  2. ^ a b "Mount Pierre Elliott Trudeau". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  3. ^ "Former PM honoured". The Robson Valley Times. 15 June 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.

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