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Canadian Rockies

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Robson (3959 m/12,989 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesAlberta (65%), British Columbia (35%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area93,409 sq km / 36,065 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent603 km / 375 mi North-South
506 km / 314 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long51° 53' N; 117° 14' W
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Canadian Rockies.
Rocky MountainsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Far Northern RockiesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Canadian RockiesLevel 3
                 Northern Continental RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Central Main RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Central Front RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Southern Continental RangesLevel 4 (Child)
         Central Montana Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Greater Yellowstone RockiesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Western Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southern Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Canadian Rockies

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Robson395912,989Northern Continental Ranges
2.Mount Columbia374112,274Central Main Ranges
3.North Twin373312,247Central Main Ranges
4.Mount Clemenceau366412,021Central Main Ranges
5.Twins Tower362711,900Central Main Ranges
6.Mount Forbes361711,867Central Main Ranges
7.Mount Assiniboine361611,864Southern Continental Ranges
8.Mount Alberta3600+11,811+Central Main Ranges
9.South Twin358111,749Central Main Ranges
10.Mount Goodsir356711,703Southern Continental Ranges
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Robson395912,989Northern Continental Ranges
2.Mount Columbia374112,274Central Main Ranges
3.Mount Assiniboine361611,864Southern Continental Ranges
4.Mount Brazeau3500+11,483+Central Front Ranges



Photos of Peaks in the Canadian Rockies

Mount Columbia
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The summit pyramid of Mount Columbia rises from the relatively flat expanse of a lobe of its namesake icefield (2012-04-08).
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Snow Dome
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Lupe near summit of Wilcox Pass, Alberta, Canada. Snow Dome (left center 11,483 ft.) and Mt. Kitchener (right 11,417 ft.) visible in the background (2013-07-31). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Athabasca

Mount Athabasca and the Columbia Icefield are barely visible through the clouds in this view from Mount Wilcox (1992-08-07).
Mount Victoria
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Lupe near the end of the Plain of Six Glaciers Trail accessed from Lake Louise. Mount Lefroy is on the left and Mount Victoria on the right. The narrow canyon between them is known as the Death Trap (2014-07-24). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Edith Cavell
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West Ridge of Mount Edith Cavell (1994-08-11). Photo by Tim Hagan.
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Mount Saskatchewan
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Lupe near Nigel Pass. Mt. Saskatchewan in the distance (2014-07-31). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Chephren
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Scrambling in the upper portion of Mount Chephren, one of the best and toughest alpine scrambles in the Canadian Rockies. A rope would have come in handy on several occasions.(Climb taken in 1998) (1998-08-25). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Nigel Peak
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Lupe near Nigel Pass. Mt. Saskatchewan in the distance (2014-07-31). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Sparrowhawk
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The summit shot from Mt. Sparrowhawk, showing more of the setting of the peak than its actual ascent character. Note the limestone ridges characteristic of this section of CDN Rockies (2011-03-30). Photo by Jan Triska.
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The Vice President
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Lupe at the high point of the Iceline Trail in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. Mt. McArthur (left center) and Isolation Peak (right center) in the distance (2014-07-26). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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