Creating official names for new national parks happens only after extensive negotiations and research.
According to a statement from Parks Canada, park names usually “reflect the local place and geographic setting.” Recently, many national parks have been given Aboriginal names of local significance.
Should a proposal go forward to rename a park, it requires legislative process including consultations with interested and affected parties.
The Alberta Rocky Mountain tradition of having tea on a mountaintop likely began there.
In summers since 1905 the Lake Agnes Tea House, at an altitude of more than 7500 feet, has served tea to visitors from around the world. But they must hike the hanging valley trail to reach the lake, one of four dubbed “The Lakes in the Clouds.” Or visitors can hire a horse to take the less strenuous alternative.
The Lake Agnes Tea House was originally built in 1901 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, as a refuge for hikers, and started serving tea in 1905. The log building was replaced in 1981 but still features the original windows, tables and chairs.
Parks Canada: http://www.pc.gc.ca/progs/np-pn/intro_e.asp
Lady Agnes Tea House: http://www.lakeagnesteahouse.com/
Lakes in the Clouds postcard: http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards/PC008877.html
1920s lantern slide, from Adeline's Attic: http://adelinesattic.tumblr.com/post/29597453161/1920s-tinted-glass-lantern-slide-depicting-lady