White Hill (Nova Scotia)

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White Hill
Highest point
Elevation535 m (1,755 ft) [1]
Prominence535 m (1,755 ft) [2]
Isolation151.6 km (94.2 mi)
Coordinates46°42′00″N 60°36′00″W / 46.70000°N 60.60000°W / 46.70000; -60.60000Coordinates: 46°42′00″N 60°36′00″W / 46.70000°N 60.60000°W / 46.70000; -60.60000
LocationVictoria County, Nova Scotia
Parent rangeCape Breton Highlands
Topo mapNTS O11/K10
Easiest routeHike

White Hill[3] is a Canadian peak in the Cape Breton Highlands and is the highest elevation point in the province of Nova Scotia.[4]

Located on the plateau 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of Ingonish and 33 kilometres (21 mi) northeast of Cheticamp, the peak is situated in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park and is accessible only by hiking. It is an extremely remote, large flat hill, covered by small spruce trees rising from a marshy, barren, windswept upland about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the nearest road and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from any maintained hiking trails.[2]

Survey monument[edit]

There is a first order Natural Resources Canada Geodetic Survey Division Station (Unique Number: 23105) on the summit, consisting of a marker, a brass/bronze disk, set in the top of a concrete pier on a small bedrock outcrop. There was a metal tower marking the site, but it is now lying on the ground (as of 2008). The station was surveyed and placed in June 1923 and the marker was renewed in 1963. The station was inspected by helicopter in 1976 and 1987.[5][6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nova Scotia Geographical Names Database entry for "White Hill, County of Victoria" (includes map)". Government of Nova Scotia. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "White Hill, Nova Scotia". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  3. ^ "Geographical Names Board of Canada Database entry for "White Hill, County of Victoria" (includes map)". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ "White Hill". Nova Scotia GeoNAMES Explorer. Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  5. ^ Canadian Spatial Reference System Station Report – North Barren, Natural Resources Canada, retrieved 24 June 2018
  6. ^ NORTH BARREN StationReport / 219601, GeoNova (Province of Nova Scotia), retrieved 24 June 2018
  7. ^ NORTH BARREN 19601 (PDF), GeoNova (Province of Nova Scotia), retrieved 24 June 2018

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