Mountains of Alberta

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Relief of Alberta
View from Lake Louise with Bow Range
Mount John Laurie (Yamnuska)
View from Medicine Lake
View from Sulphur Mountain
View from Lake Minnewanka
View from Abraham Lake
View from Bow Lake
View from Waterton Lake


Most of Alberta's mountains are found in the south-western part of the province of Alberta on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Other elevated spots can be found in the Caribou Mountains and the Cypress Hills.

The peaks of the Canadian Rockies are majestic, many of them reaching a height of more than three kilometres above sea level. Alberta's southwestern boundary is traced on the Continental Divide, along the high ranges of the Rocky Mountains, and many peaks are located on the Alberta–British Columbia border.

The Caribou Mountains are located in the northern extremity of Alberta, forming an elevated plateau in the northern plains and wetlands. They reach an altitude of 1,030 m, almost 700 m higher than the surrounding area.

While not considered mountains, the Cypress Hills, located in south-eastern Alberta, on the Saskatchewan border, constitute the highest terrain between the Rocky Mountains and Labrador. They reach a maximum elevation of 1,468 m, 600 m above the surrounding prairie.

List of Mountains[edit]

Peak   Range   Height (m)   Height (ft)   Remarks  
Adam Joachim Winston Churchill Range 3094 10150  
Aeolus Bosche Range 2643 8671  
Alberta Winston Churchill Range 3619 11874  
Allen Sundance Range 3310 10860 Part of the Valley of the Ten Peaks
Andromeda Columbia Icefield 3450 11319  
Anthozoan Slate Range 2695 8842  
Apparition Palliser Range 3002 9850  
Arethusa Misty Range 2912 9554  
Assiniboine Assiniboine Group 3616 11864 On the Continental Divide
Astley Palliser Range 2869 9413  
Athabasca Columbia Icefield 3491 11454  
Aurora Blue Range 2789 9151  
Aylmer Palliser Range 3162 10374  
Babel Bow Range 3101 10174  
Baker Waputik Mountains 3180 10433 On the Continental Divide
Baldy Fisher Range 2192 7192  
Ball Ball Range 3311 10863 On the Continental Divide
Balfour Waputik Range 3284 10772  
Beatrice Ball Range 3125 10253 On the Continental Divide
Beaupré Victoria Cross Ranges 2778 9115  
Beehive (High Rock) High Rock Range 2895 9498 On the Continental Divide
Beehive (Lake Louise) Bow Range 2270 7448  
Bishop Elk Range 2850 9350  
Block Sawback Range 2935 9630  
Bonnet Sawback Range 3235 10614  
Bourgeau Massive Range 2930 9613  
Brachiopod Slate Range 2667 8750  
Brazeau Brazeau Range 3525 11562  
Brett Massive Range 2984 9790  
Brewster Vermilion Range 2859 9380  
Bridgland Victoria Cross Ranges 2930 9613  
Buller Kananaskis Range 2805 9203  
Caldron Waputik Range 2909 9542  
Campion Hoff Range 2484 8150  
Caribou Caribou Mountains 1030 3378 Range in northern Alberta wetlands
Cascade Vermillion Range 2998 9836  
Castle Sawback Range 2766 9072  
Charles Stewart Fairholme Range 2809 9216  
Chephren Waputik Range 3307 10850 Former name: Pyramid Mountain
Chester Kananaskis Range 3054 10020  
Cirque Peak   2993 9820  
Cockscomb Sawback Range 2776 9108  
Columbia Winston Churchill Range 3747 12294 Highest peak in Alberta
Confederation Winston Churchill Range 2969 9741  
Consort Victoria Cross Ranges 2883 9459  
Copper Ball Range 2795 9170  
Cornwell Kananaskis Range 2972 9750 On the continental divide
Cory Sawback Range 2802 9193  
Cromwell Winston Churchill Range 3330 10926  
Crowfoot   3055 10023 Site of Crowfoot Glacier
Crowsnest Crowsnest Range 2785 9137 Southernmost peak in Alberta
Cypress Cypress Hills 1468 4816 Highest point between Rockies and Labrador
Deltaform Bow Range 3424 11233 Part of the Valley of the Ten Peaks
Diadem Winston Churchill Range 3371 11060  
Edith Sawback Range 2554 8381  
Edith Cavell South Jasper Range 3363 11034  
Engadine Kananaskis Range 2970 9745  
Engelhard Winston Churchill Range 3270 10729  
Fairview Bow Range 2744 9003 Also called Mount Fairview
Fiddle Fiddle Range 2243 7359  
Fifi Sawback Range 2621 8599  
Finger Sawback Range 2545 8350 Unofficial name
Flints Vermilion Range 2950 9682  
Forbes Central Icefields 3612 11851  
The Fortress Kananaskis Range 3000 9843  
Fossil Slate Range 2946 9666  
Galatea Kananaskis Range 3185 10450  
Galwey Crowsnest Range 2377 7799  
Gec Winston Churchill Range 3130 10270  
Girouard Fairholme Range 2995 9872  
Gong Winston Churchill Range 3120 10237  
Gordon Waputik Range 3161 10368  
Grotto Fairholme Range 2706 8878  
Gusty Kananaskis Range 3000 9843  
Ha Ling Peak   2407 7897 Former name: Chinaman's Peak  
Haiduk Ball Range 2920 9581 On the continental divide
Heart Bow Valley 2135 7004  
Heather Slate Range 2636 8650  
Hector Murchison Group 3394 11135  
Howse Waputik Range 3295 10810  
Hungabee Bow Range 3492 11457 On the continental divide
Inglismaldie Fairholme Range 2964 9725  
Inflexible Kananaskis Range 3000 9843  
Isabelle Ball Range 2926 9600  
Ishbel Sawback Range 2908 9541  
James Walker Kananaskis Range 3035 9958  
Joffre Elk Range 3450 11319 On the continental divide
John Laurie Bow Valley 2240 7349 Also named Mount Yamnuska
Jumpingpound Kananaskis Range 2240 7347  
Kent Kananaskis Range 2635 8645  
Kerr Victoria Cross Ranges 2560 8399  
Kenow Clark Range 2697 8850 On the continental divide
King Edward (Peak) Canadian Rockies 2789 9150  
King Edward (Mount) Columbia Icefield 3490 11451  
Kitchener Winston Churchill Range 3505 11500  
Lady Macdonald Fairholme Range 2606 8550  
Lawson Kananaskis Range 2795 9170  
Lefroy Bow Range 3423 11231 On the continental divide
Lipalian Slate Range 2710 8892  
Little Alberta Winston Churchill Range 2956 9700  
Louis Sawback Range 2682 8800  
Lyell Central Icefields 3504 11493 On the continental divide
Mahood Victoria Cross Ranges 2896 9502  
Massive Massive Range 2435 7889  
McGuire Winston Churchill Range 3030 9941  
McPhail Elk Range 2883 9459 On the continental divide
Michener Ram Range 2545 8350  
Mist Misty Range 3140 10302  
Mitchell Winston Churchill Range 3040 9974  
Monarch Victoria Cross Ranges 2777 9111  
Moose Kananaskis Range 2437 7996  
Morden Long Winston Churchill Range 3040 9974  
Muir High Rock Range 2758 9050 On the continental divide
Mushroom Winston Churchill Range 3210 10532  
Nanga Parbat Park Ranges 3240 10630  
Nelson Winston Churchill Range 3150 10335  
Neptuak Bow Range 3233 10607 Part of the Valley of the Ten Peaks
Niblock Bow Range 2976 9764  
Norquay Vermilion Range 2522 8275  
North Twin Winston Churchill Range 3684 12087 Part of the Twin Peaks massif
Oliver Victoria Cross Ranges 2865 9400  
Observation   3174 10413  
Oyster Sawback Range 2777 9111  
Palmer Winston Churchill Range 3150 10335  
Panther Bare Range 2943 9656  
Patterson Waputik Range 3191 10466  
Peechee Fairholme Range 2935 9630  
Peyto Waputik Range 2980 9777  
Pika Slate Range 3053 10017  
Pilot Massive Range 2935 9629  
Pocaterra Elk Range 2941 9650  
Poilus Waputik Range 3166 10384  
Pope's Bow Range 3163 10378  
Princess Margaret Fairholme Range 2515 8252  
Prow Vermilion Range 2858 9377  
Ptarmigan Slate Range 3035 9958  
Puma Palliser Range 3120 10236  
Putnik Kananaskis Range 2940 9646  
Pyramid Victoria Cross Ranges 2766 9075  
Rae Misty Range 3218 10558  
Red Man Blue Range 2905 9531  
Redoubt Slate Range 2902 9521  
Revenant Palliser Range 3065 10056  
Richardson Slate Range 3086 10125  
Ringrose Bow Range 3292 10801  
Roche à Bosche Bosche Range 2123 6965  
Roche à Perdrix Fiddle Range 2135 7002  
Roche Jacques Jacques Range 2603 8540  
Roche Ronde Bosche Range 2138 7014  
Roche de Smet De Smet Range 2539 8330  
Rundle South Banff Range 2948 9338  
Rutherford Northern Front Ranges 2847 9340  
Saint Nicholas Canadian Rockies 2970 9745  
Sarbach 3155 10351  
Saskatchewan Columbia Icefield 3342 10965  
Sentinel Livingstone Range 2373 7785  
Sirdar Colin Range 2820 9252  
Signal Maligne Range 2312 7585  
Sir Douglas 3411 11,191  
Skoki Slate Range 2707 8882  
St. Piran Bow Range 2649 8691  
Smythe Winston Churchill Range 3246 10650  
Snaring Victoria Cross Ranges 2931 9617  
Snow Dome Winston Churchill Range 3520 11546 On the continental divide
Snow Peak 2800 9187 On the continental divide
South Twin Winston Churchill Range 3566 11700 Part of the Twin Peaks massif
Stoney Squaw Vermilion Range 1868 6129
Storm Misty Range 3095 10153
Squaw's Tit Fairholme Range 2514 8248 Unofficial name
Stutfield Winston Churchill Range 3450 11319  
Sulphur South Banff Range 2451 8042 A gondola runs to the peak
Sunwapta Queen Elizabeth Ranges 3315 10875  
Temple Bow Range 3543 11624  
Thorington Tower Winston Churchill Range 3155 10352  
Three Sisters South Banff Range 2936 9632  
Tyrwhitt Elk Range 2874 9430
The Tower Kananaskis Range 3124 10250  
Trapper Wapta Icefield 2988 9803  
Tunnel Bow Valley 1692 5551  
Turtle Blairmore Range 2210 7251 1903 Frank Slide
Tuzo Canadian Rockies 3246 10650 Part of the Valley of the Ten Peaks
Unwin Queen Elizabeth Ranges 3268 10722  
Utopia Miette Range 2563 8410  
Wapta Waputik Range 2782 9125  
Waputik Waputik Range 2755m 9036  
Warwick Clemenceau Icefield 2906 9535  
Wedge Kananaskis Range 2665 8795  
Weiss Winston Churchill Range 3090 10138  
Whitehorn Slate Range 2637 8652  
Whyte Bow Range 2983 9787  
Wilcox Columbia Icefield 2884 9,462  
William Booth Ram Range 2728 8950  
Woolley Winston Churchill Range 3405 11171  

Highest peaks[edit]

  1. Mount Columbia - 3,747 m (12,293 ft)
  2. Twin Peaks massif - 3,684 m (12,087 ft)
  3. Mount Alberta - 3,619 m (11,873 ft)
  4. Mount Assiniboine - 3,616 m (11,864 ft)
  5. Mount Forbes - 3,612 m (11,850 ft)
  6. Mount Temple - 3,543 m (11,624 ft)
  7. Mount Brazeau - 3,525 m (11,565 ft)
  8. Snow Dome - 3,520 m (11,549 ft)
  9. Mount Kitchener - 3,505 m (11,499 ft)
  10. Mount Lyell - 3,504 m (11,496 ft)

List of ranges[edit]

List of passes[edit]

The Rockies are crossed through east-west alpine passes, such as:

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