Canadian Appalachians

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMont Jacques-Cartier (1268 m/4160 ft)
CountriesCanada (99%), United States (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesNewfoundland (35%), Québec (25%), New Brunswick (19%), Nova Scotia (18%), Prince Edward Island (2%), Maine (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area315,308 sq km / 121,741 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent955 km / 593 mi North-South
1,564 km / 972 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long46° 21' N; 67° 16' W
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Selected Guidebook(s) for this Range:
       Eastern Alpine Guide (Jones, Willey)
     Caution: These books feature many of the peaks in this range, but may not have information on all of them.
Map of Canadian Appalachians
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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 Appalachians.
Appalachian MountainsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Canadian AppalachiansLevel 3
                 NewfoundlandLevel 4 (Child)
                 Notre Dame MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Gulf of Saint Lawrence AppalachiansLevel 4 (Child)
                 Nova ScotiaLevel 4 (Child)
         Northern U.S. AppalachiansLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Appalachian PlateausLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Appalachian RidgesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Blue Ridge MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Piedmont-Southeast CoastLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Canadian Appalachians

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mont Jacques-Cartier12684160Notre Dame Mountains
2.Mont de la Passe1240+4068+Notre Dame Mountains
3.Mont Comte12324042Notre Dame Mountains
4.Mont Les Cônes12073960Notre Dame Mountains
5.Mont Rolland-Germain12023944Notre Dame Mountains
6.Mont Richardson1180+3871+Notre Dame Mountains
7.Mont de la Table1180+3871+Notre Dame Mountains
8.Mont Albert11513775Notre Dame Mountains
9.Mont Logan1150+3773+Notre Dame Mountains
10.Petit Mont Sainte-Anne11473763Notre Dame Mountains
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.Mont Jacques-Cartier12684160Notre Dame Mountains
2.Mount Carleton8202690Gulf of Saint Lawrence Appalachians
3.The Cabox8122664Newfoundland
4.White Hill5351755Nova Scotia

Photos of Peaks in the Canadian Appalachians

Mont Jacques-Cartier
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Caribou on the upper slopes of Mont Jacques-Cartier in early summer (2010-06-26). Photo by John McHugh.
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Mont Albert-Sommet Nord

The low timberline (about 3300 feet) in the Chic-Choc Mountains allows summits like Albert-Nord (3550 feet) to rise into beautiful alpine tundra (1994-09-15).
Mount Carleton

Mount Carleton and the tiny observation hut at its summit (1994-09-14).
White Hill

A remote bump covered with low scrub, White Hill is the highest land in Nova Scotia (1994-09-19).
Nuttby Mountain

In 1994, a fire tower with a space-age pod crowned Nuttby Mountain, mainland Nova Scotia's high point (1994-09-21).
Prince Edward Island High Point

The high point of Prince Edward is near the edge of the red soil of this potato field (1994-09-17).

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