Fairholme Range

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Fairholme Range
Grotto Mountain 2005.jpg
Grotto Mountain in 2005
Highest point
Peak Mount Girouard
Elevation 2,995 m (9,826 ft)
Coordinates 51°14′15″N 115°24′05″W / 51.23750°N 115.40139°W / 51.23750; -115.40139
Geography
Fairholme Range is located in Alberta
Fairholme Range
Fairholme Range
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Range coordinates 51°10′N 115°18′W / 51.167°N 115.300°W / 51.167; -115.300Coordinates: 51°10′N 115°18′W / 51.167°N 115.300°W / 51.167; -115.300
Parent range Canadian Rockies

The Fairholme Range is a mountain range east of the Bow River valley in the Canadian Rockies. The range is bounded by the Trans-Canada Highway on the west side while the northern section of the range extends into Banff National Park to the southern shores of Lake Minnewanka. John Palliser named the range in 1859 after his sister Grace Fairholme, who had married William Fairholme.[1]

Peaks of this range include:

Mountain/Peak metres feet
Mount Girouard 2,995 9,827
Mount Inglismaldie 2,964 9,725
Mount Peechee 2,935 9,630
Mount Charles Stewart 2,809 9,216
Grotto Mountain 2,706 8,878
Mount Lady Macdonald 2,606 8,550
Princess Margaret Mountain 2,515 8,252
Squaw's Tit 2,514 8,250

In the spring and summer of 2003, Parks Canada performed a prescribed burn in selected areas of the range in order to reduce fire hazard, manage pine beetle population and increase sheep habitat. In total, 5300 hectares of land were affected.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fairholme Range". PeakFinder. Retrieved 2004-06-15. 
  2. ^ "2003 Prescribed burn in the Fairholme Range". Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2005-10-16.