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Photo: Moberly Peak from the west on the Blaeberry River Road

Moberly Peak

  • 2340 m (7,678ft)
  • Naming History
51.3758N -116.949W
Located in the Columbia River Valley northwest of Hospital Creek and south east of the Blaeberry River

Province: BC
Headwater: Columbia
Major Valley: Blaeberry
Visible from Highway: 1
Year Named: 1915
Named by: Canadian Pacific Railway
Named for: Moberly, Walter (Walter Moberly was a district engineer with the Canadian Pacific Railway.)

The mountain and the former railway station were named because of their proximity to the 1871-1872 winter camp of Walter Moberly (1832-1915), the chief engineer of the CPR survey at the time. As well as his work with the railway from 1871 until 1874, Moberly surveyed and explored in numerous other areas of British Columbia as well as in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories.

A mine scar may be seen on the southwestern slopes of the mountain.

Photo: Moberly Peak from the north on the Blaeberry River Road

Looking north-northeast to Moberly Peak from the Kicking Horse Resort Access Road