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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.Ruby Mountain62171895Hay-Slave-Liard Plains
7.East Bearpaw Mountains High Point5960+1817+Western International Border Area Plains
8.Antoine Butte5720+1743+Western International Border Area Plains
9.Black Butte55751699Western International Border Area Plains
10.Peak 555555551693Western 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.Ruby Mountain62171895Hay-Slave-Liard Plains
3.Swan Hills High Point4500+1372+North-Central Alberta Plains
4.Division 13 High Point4100+1250+Central Alberta-Saskatchewan Plains
5.South Pinto Butte3425+1044+Central International Border Area Plains
6.Caribou Mountains High Point33011006Caribou Mountains
7.Division 12 High Point2825+861+North-Central Alberta-Saskatchewan Plains
8.Baldy Mountain2726831Manitoba Area Plains
9.Moose Mountain-West Summit2725+831+East Saskatchewan Plains



Photos of Peaks in the Canadian Great Plains

Mount Brown
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All will be revealed. (2016-05-24). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Bearpaw Baldy
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Choose your route carefully or end up in the clink (2016-05-25). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Gold Butte
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Gold Butte from the west (2015-06-20). Photo by Steve Sheriff.
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East Bearpaw Mountains High Point
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The reference marker for BM Lloyd that Packard mentions in his 2002 write up. (2016-05-26). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Antoine Butte
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View of Antoine Butte from just outside of Zortman (2016-05-23). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Saskatchewan High Point
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Hanging out on top of Saskatchewan (2016-05-25). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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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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Opheim Hills High Point
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After several prerequisite contours visited en route to the northern most, what a surprise to find this benchmarked monument on top of the one Peakbagger has marked as the highest (2016-05-22). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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Daniels County High Point
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Daniels County HP? Yup, you made it! (2016-05-22). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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Roosevelt County High Point
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When you see nothing else but sky you know you've arrived at the highest point in Roosevelt County. (2016-05-22). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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