Cheam Range

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Cheam Range
Mount Cheam.jpg
Cheam Peak, seen from Lady Peak
Highest point
PeakWelch Peak
Elevation2,431 m (7,976 ft)
Coordinates49°09′36″N 121°36′02″W / 49.16000°N 121.60056°W / 49.16000; -121.60056Coordinates: 49°09′36″N 121°36′02″W / 49.16000°N 121.60056°W / 49.16000; -121.60056
Area112 km2 (43 sq mi)
ProvinceBritish Columbia
SettlementVancouver, British Columbia
Parent rangeSkagit Range, Canadian Cascades

The Cheam Range (pronounced /ʃˈæm/ or /ʃˈɛm/) is a mountain range in the Fraser Valley region of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia near the city of Chilliwack. The region is also a part of the Skagit Range of the Canadian Cascades and contains many rugged peaks.

The western peaks in the range - Cheam, Lady, Baby Munday and Stewart, are known in areas of the Fraser Valley where they are visible, as the "Four Sisters". The eastern peaks in the range are referred to as the Lucky Four Group because of their proximity to the abandoned Lucky Four Mine;[1][2][3] the glacier in the cirque formed by Welch and Foley is called the Lucky Four Glacier. Foley, Welch and Stewart commemorate partners in Foley, Welch and Stewart, an important contractor in early British Columbia responsible for building the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and other projects.

The highest point is the Welch Peak.


Baby Munday Peak, seen from near the summit of Knight Peak


  1. ^ Fairley p287
  2. ^ Beckey p144
  3. ^ Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia, Cheam Range Entry


  • "Cheam Range". BC Geographical Names.
  • "Cheam Range". Canadian Mountain Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
  • Fairley, Bruce (1986). "Chapter 24 The Cheam Range". A Guide to Climbing and Hiking in Southwestern British Columbia. Gordon Soules Book Publishers Ltd. p. 287. ISBN 0-919574-99-8.
  • Beckey, Fred (1995). "Section I: Northwestern Cascade Range". Volume 3: Rainy Pass to Fraser River. Cascade Alpine Guide, Climbing and High Routes. The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA. pp. 144–152. ISBN 0-89886-423-2.