Mount Victoria (Bow Range)

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This article is for the mountain on the British Columbia-Alberta border in the Canadian Rockies. For the mountain in the Jervis Inlet area of the British Columbia Coast, see Mount Victoria (British Columbia).
Mount Victoria
Mt Victoria from FM 2011.jpg
Mt. Victoria in August 2011 as seen from Fairview Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 3,464 m (11,365 ft) [1]
Prominence 547 m (1,795 ft) [2]
Coordinates 51°22′42″N 116°18′12″W / 51.37833°N 116.30333°W / 51.37833; -116.30333Coordinates: 51°22′42″N 116°18′12″W / 51.37833°N 116.30333°W / 51.37833; -116.30333
Geography
Mount Victoria is located in Alberta
Mount Victoria
Mount Victoria
Location in Alberta
Location Alberta-B.C., Canada
Parent range Bow Range
Topo map NTS 83C/05
Climbing
First ascent 1897[2]
Easiest route South Summit, South-East Ridge II[1]

Mount Victoria, 3,464 metres (11,365 ft), is a mountain on the border between British Columbia and Alberta in the Canadian Rockies. It is located just northeast of Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park[3] and is also part of Banff National Park and is on the Continental Divide (which is the definition of the interprovincial boundary in this region).

The mountain is located on the western buttress of Abbot Pass while Mount Lefroy lies on the eastern side.

The mountain was named by J. Norman Collie in 1897 for Queen Victoria.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mount Victoria". PeakFinder.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mount Victoria". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Victoria, Mount". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2009-11-09.