Waputik Range

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Waputik Range
Waputik Range (Pulpit+Balfour+Bow peak).JPG
Waputik Range seen from the Icefields Parkway
Highest point
Peak Mount Balfour
Elevation 3,284 m (10,774 ft)
Length 19 km (12 mi) [1]
Width 19 km (12 mi) [1]
Area 235 km2 (91 sq mi) [1]
Waputik Range is located in Alberta
Waputik Range
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Range coordinates 51°31′59″N 116°22′02″W / 51.53306°N 116.36722°W / 51.53306; -116.36722Coordinates: 51°31′59″N 116°22′02″W / 51.53306°N 116.36722°W / 51.53306; -116.36722[2]
Parent range Waputik Mountains

The Waputik Range lies west of the upper Bow Valley, east of Bath Creek, and south of Balfour Creek in the Canadian Rockies. "Waputik" means "white goat" in Stoney. The range was named by George Mercer Dawson of the Geological Survey of Canada.[3] The President Range lies within the Waputik Range.

The Waputik Range should not be confused with the much larger Waputik Mountains which encompasses this range and other peaks along the Continental Divide in Yoho National Park.



  1. ^ a b c "Waputik Range". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Waputik Range". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  3. ^ Boles, Glen W.; Laurilla, Roger W.; Putnam, William L. (2006). Canadian Mountain Place Names. Vancouver: Rocky Mountain Books. p. 264. ISBN 978-1-894765-79-4.