Vermilion Range (Alberta)
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|Elevation||2,998 m (9,836 ft)|
|Area||142 km2 (55 sq mi)|
|Range coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Parent range||Canadian Rockies|
|Borders on||Sawback Range, Bare Range, Palliser Range and Fairholme Range|
This range includes the following mountains and peaks:
The mountains in Banff Park are composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny.
Based on the Köppen climate classification, the range experiences a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures in winter can drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) with wind chill factors below −30 °C (−22 °F).
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