Mount Burke (British Columbia)

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Mount Burke
Highest point
Elevation 1,270 m (4,170 ft) [1]
Prominence 173 m (568 ft) [1]
Coordinates 49°18′28″N 122°42′41″W / 49.30778°N 122.71139°W / 49.30778; -122.71139Coordinates: 49°18′28″N 122°42′41″W / 49.30778°N 122.71139°W / 49.30778; -122.71139
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Pacific Ranges
Topo map NTS 92G/07

Mount Burke, 1270 m (4167 feet),[2] is a mountain located in northeast Coquitlam, British Columbia, north of Port Coquitlam on the ridge system leading to Coquitlam Mountain. Most of the mountain is part of Pinecone Burke Provincial Park.[3] Mount Burke is a low hill at the end of Cedar Drive in Coquitlam near Minnekehada Park.

It is accessed via Coast Meridian Road and Quarry Road.


Mount Burke was named for Edmund Burke by Captain George Henry Richards of the HMS Plumper while surveying Burrard Inlet in 1859.[4][5]

The mountain was placed in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park on the park's creation in 1995.[6]

Many people confuse Mount Burke, with the much higher and larger Burke Ridge, which is more commonly known as Burke Mountain, and in the 1920s Burke Ridge was more commonly known as Dollar Mountain, after the Canadian Robert Dollar Company, who logged the lower portions of the mountain.[citation needed]


National Topographic System Maps Canadian Topographic Maps 92G/7, 2002; Edition: 6 Canadian Topographic Maps 92-G/7, 2009; Edition: 07 version: 01 Canadian Topographic Maps 92-G/7, 2010; Edition: 07 version: 02 These maps are free to download in the numerous formats provided from the federal government.


  1. ^ a b entry "Mount Burke"
  2. ^ entry "Mount Burke"
  3. ^ BC Parks: Pinecone Burke Map Retrieved on 30 May 2009
  4. ^ BC Names entry "Mount Burke"
  5. ^ "Local names recall big mistakes of history". Tri-City News. 18 July 1999. Archived from the original on 2004-07-04. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  6. ^ Burke Mountain Naturalists: About Archived 2009-02-28 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 30 May 2009

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