Mount Field (British Columbia)

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Mount Field
Mount Field with Mount Wapta in the background; near Field, British Columbia, Canada.
Highest point
Elevation2,643 m (8,671 ft) [1]
Prominence182 m (597 ft) [2]
ListingMountains of British Columbia
Coordinates51°25′51″N 116°27′46″W / 51.43083°N 116.46278°W / 51.43083; -116.46278Coordinates: 51°25′51″N 116°27′46″W / 51.43083°N 116.46278°W / 51.43083; -116.46278[3]
Parent rangePresident Range
Topo mapNTS 82N/08
Easiest routeScramble

Mount Field is a mountain located about 10 km (6 mi) east of the town of Field in Yoho National Park, Canada. The mountain was named in 1884[4] after Cyrus West Field, an American merchant who had laid the first Atlantic cable, 1858, a second in 1866; Mr. Field was visiting the Canadian Rockies the year as a guest of the CPR who were building the national railway, at the naming of a station and a mountain.[3]

The Burgess Shale is located below the ridge connecting Mt. Field to Wapta Mountain.


  1. ^ "Mount Field". Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  2. ^ "Mount Field". Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  3. ^ a b "Mount Field". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
  4. ^ British Columbia official naming site

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