Mount Alfred

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Mount Alfred
Snow-covered Mt. Alfred
Highest point
Elevation2,420 m (7,940 ft) [1]
Prominence1,318 m (4,324 ft) [1]
Coordinates50°12′22″N 124°04′36″W / 50.20611°N 124.07667°W / 50.20611; -124.07667Coordinates: 50°12′22″N 124°04′36″W / 50.20611°N 124.07667°W / 50.20611; -124.07667[2]
Parent rangePacific Ranges
Topo mapNTS 92/K1
First ascent1929 by Arthur Tinniswood Dalton and Percy Williams Easthope[2]

Mount Alfred is a mountain located at the Queen Reach arm and head of the Jervis Inlet within the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is the highest in the portion of the mainland between Jervis and Toba Inlets, with its 1,318 metres (4,324 ft) prominence defined by the pass at the head of the Skwawka River, which feeds the head of Jervis Inlet. The unofficially-named Alfred Creek Falls, on Alfred Creek which drains off the mountain's glaciers southeast into the Skwawka, is one of Canada's highest waterfalls at 700 metres (2,297 ft).[3]


The mountain was named during the 1860 survey by HMS Plumper who charted all of the area and was named after Alfred Edward "Affie", who was the third child and second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of England, and who was Duke of Edinburgh from his birth in 1844 until his death in 1900.[2][4]

The first ascent of Mount Alfred was made in 1929 by Arthur Tinniswood Dalton and Percy Williams Easthope.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Mount Alfred". Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  2. ^ a b c d "Mount Alfred". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  3. ^ "Alfred Creek Falls". Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved 2009-12-25.
  4. ^ Hitz, Charles W.(2003). Through the Rapids - The History of Princess Louisa Inlet, p.54. Sikta 2 Publishing., Kirkland, WA. ISBN 0-9720255-0-2.

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