Mount Cory (Alberta)

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Mount Cory
Mount Cory is located in Alberta
Mount Cory
Mount Cory
Location in Alberta
Highest point
Elevation 2,802 m (9,193 ft) [1]
Prominence 287 m (942 ft) [2]
Coordinates 51°12′05″N 115°41′20″W / 51.20139°N 115.68889°W / 51.20139; -115.68889Coordinates: 51°12′05″N 115°41′20″W / 51.20139°N 115.68889°W / 51.20139; -115.68889[1]
Location Alberta, Canada
Parent range Sawback Range
Topo map NTS 82O/04
Easiest route Scramble

Mount Cory is a mountain located in the Bow River Valley in southeast Banff National Park, just north of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named in 1923 after William Wallace Cory, deputy minister of the Interior from 1905 to 1930.[1]

The "Hole in the Wall"[edit]

Mount Cory's "Hole in the Wall"

The gaping "Hole in the Wall" cave is located in the upper portion of the western side of Mount Cory. The cave is a landmark easily viewed from the nearby Trans-Canada Highway. The formation is natural, despite the seemingly regular pentagonal shape of its entrance as seen from a distance. The cave is about 60 feet high and 100 feet deep and has often been visited by climbers. [3]


  1. ^ a b c "Mount Cory". Retrieved 2004-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Mount Cory". Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  3. ^ Historical image of hikers in entrance to Mount Cory "Hole in the Wall" at Society of Alberta Archives.