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Canada Province/Territory High Points

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RankProvince/TerritoryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.Yukon TerritoryMount Logan5956Saint Elias Mountains30 
2.British ColumbiaMount Fairweather4671Saint Elias Mountains15 
3.AlbertaMount Columbia3741Canadian Rockies25 
4.Northwest TerritoriesMount Nirvana2773Mackenzie Mountains7 
5.NunavutBarbeau Peak2616Queen Elizabeth Islands11 
6.NewfoundlandMount Caubvick1652Canadian Shield13 
7.QuébecMont D'Iberville1652Canadian Shield11 
8.SaskatchewanSaskatchewan High Point1392Great Plains37 
9.ManitobaBaldy Mountain831Great Plains29 
10.New BrunswickMount Carleton820Canadian Appalachians79 
11.OntarioIshpatina Ridge693Canadian Shield42 
12.Nova ScotiaWhite Hill533Canadian Appalachians13 
13.Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Island High Point140Canadian Appalachians47 

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List Description

Canada is composed of 10 provinces and three territories (the territory of Nunavut was created in 1999). Quebec and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador essentially share a high point, so there are really only twelve summits to climb here, a relatively short list.

However, this is definitely one of the hardest lists to complete in the world, and far harder than the 50 U.S. state high points. Of the twelve peaks, five (high points of BC, NL/QC, NT, NU, YT) require serious week- or month-long expeditions to remote alpine environments where access is usually by airplane. And the climbing is often very technical rock, glaciers, or ice. A sixth, Mount Columbia (AB), is perhaps comparable to Mount Rainier in the USA. The lowest six are certainly easier, but even then two of them (ON, NS) are still long, hard days of hiking or bushwhacking on faint paths in remote wilderness woods.

As of mid-2019, only five people have been known to have reached all of these summits. Four are listed in this site's "FRL": Jack Bennett (of Arizona), his son Tom (GA), Len Vanderstar (B.C.), and Eric Gilbertson (WA). Darrell Ainscough, a Canadian climber (and not a member of this site) also finished this list. His completion peak was Mt. Fairweather on May, 29, 2018 and he is completer #4.


     The Summits of Canada

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Not Won in a Day: Climbing Canada's Highpoints (Bennett)

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