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Canadian Great Plains

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointWest Butte (6983 ft/2128 m)
CountriesCanada (89%), United States (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesAlberta (40%), Saskatchewan (30%), Manitoba (11%), Montana (6%), Northwest Territories (6%), North Dakota (5%), British Columbia (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area538,896 sq mi / 1,395,740 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent991 mi / 1,595 km North-South
1,100 mi / 1,770 km East-West
Center Lat/Long54° 41' N; 110° 19' W
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Map of Canadian Great Plains
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Great Plains.
Great PlainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Canadian Great PlainsLevel 4
                 Hay-Slave-Liard PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Caribou MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Hay-Peace PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 North-Central Alberta PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Alberta-Saskatchewan PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 North-Central Alberta-Saskatchewan PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Western International Border Area PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central International Border Area PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 East Saskatchewan PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Manitoba Area PlainsLevel 5 (Child)
         Northern US Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Black HillsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Canadian Great Plains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.West Butte69832128Western International Border Area Plains
2.Mount Brown69582121Western International Border Area Plains
3.Bearpaw Baldy69162108Western International Border Area Plains
4.Mount Royal69142107Western International Border Area Plains
5.Gold Butte65121985Western International Border Area Plains
6.East Bearpaw Mountains High Point5960+1817+Western International Border Area Plains
7.Antoine Butte5720+1743+Western International Border Area Plains
8.Black Butte55751699Western International Border Area Plains
9.Peak 555555551693Western International Border Area Plains
10.Cypress Hills High Point48161468Western International Border Area Plains
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 NameftmRange5
1.West Butte69832128Western International Border Area Plains
2.Swan Hills High Point4500+1372+North-Central Alberta Plains
3.Division 13 High Point4100+1250+Central Alberta-Saskatchewan Plains
4.South Pinto Butte3425+1044+Central International Border Area Plains
5.Caribou Mountains High Point33011006Caribou Mountains
6.Division 12 High Point2825+861+North-Central Alberta-Saskatchewan Plains
7.Baldy Mountain2726831Manitoba Area Plains
8.Moose Mountain-West Summit2725+831+East Saskatchewan Plains



Photos of Peaks in the Canadian Great Plains

Gold Butte
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Gold Butte from the west (2015-06-20). Photo by Steve Sheriff.
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Boundary Monument 320
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Boundary then Iroquois from Algonquin (2005-06). Photo by Mitch Bacharach.
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