Three Sisters (Alberta)
The Three Sisters reflected in the Bow River
|Elevation||2,936 m (9,633 ft) |
|Parent range||South Banff Range, Canadian Rockies|
|Topo map||NTS 82O/03|
|First ascent||1887 by J.J. McArthur|
It was Albert Rogers, a nephew of Major Rogers, the discoverer of Rogers Pass in the Selkirk Mountains, who named the three peaks in 1883. He recalled, "There had been quite a heavy snowstorm in the night, and when we got up in the morning and looked out of the tent I noticed each of the three peaks had a heavy veil of snow on the north side and I said to the boys, 'Look at the Three Nuns.' They were called the Three Nuns for quite a while but later were called the 'Three Sisters,' more Protestant like I suppose." The name "Three Sisters" first appeared on Dr. George Dawson's map of 1886 and it is quite likely he who thought that the name Three Sisters would be more appropriate. The myth also refers to three nuns going for a walk one day and the three nuns never returned, also a reason the peaks are called the Three Sisters.
In the traditional language of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney) the peaks are also referred to as the three sisters. However, the name refers to a story of Ĩ-ktomnĩ, the old man or trickster, who would promise 'three sisters' in marriage whenever he was in trouble.
|Big Sister (Faith)||2,936||9,632||1887|
|Middle Sister (Charity)||2,769||9,084||1921|
|Little Sister (Hope)||2,694||8,840||1925|
Media related to Three Sisters (Alberta) at Wikimedia Commons
- PeakFinder. "The Three Sisters". Retrieved 2007-09-03.
- Tourism Canmore and Kananaskis. "About Canmore and Kananaskis". Retrieved 2012-01-01.
|This Alberta location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|