The Ramparts (Canada)

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The Ramparts
Ramparts in Tonquin Valley, Jasper National Park.jpg
The Ramparts and Amethyst Lake in Jasper National Park
Highest point
Coordinates52°42′35″N 118°21′33″W / 52.70972°N 118.35917°W / 52.70972; -118.35917Coordinates: 52°42′35″N 118°21′33″W / 52.70972°N 118.35917°W / 52.70972; -118.35917[1]
Dimensions
Area83 km2 (32 sq mi)
Geography
CountryCanada
ProvincesAlberta and British Columbia
Parent rangeContinental Ranges

The Ramparts are a mountain range in the Canadian Rockies. Part of the Park Ranges, they straddle the Continental Divide and lie partly within Jasper National Park in Alberta and Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia.

There are 10 named summits in the group, the highest of which is Mount Geikie. Most were named by the Alpine Club of Canada and carry military engineering themed names such as Bastion, Parapet, Redoubt, and Dungeon.[2] They form a western boundary for the Tonquin Valley. Amethyst Lake lies to the east, while the headwaters of the Fraser River bound it to the west.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ramparts". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ Boles, Glen W.; Laurilla, Roger W.; Putnam, William L. (2006). Canadian Mountain Place Names. Vancouver: Rocky Mountain Books. ISBN 978-1-894765-79-4.
  3. ^ "Panorama of the entire Ramparts". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
The Ramparts in Tonquin Valley