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Canada Province/Territory High Points

RankProvince/TerritoryPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Yukon TerritoryMount Logan19,541Saint Elias Mountains 
2.British ColumbiaMount Fairweather15,325Saint Elias Mountains 
3.AlbertaMount Columbia12,274Canadian Rockies 
4.Northwest TerritoriesMount Nirvana9098Mackenzie Mountains 
5.NunavutBarbeau Peak8583Queen Elizabeth Islands 
6.NewfoundlandMount Caubvick5420Canadian Shield 
7.QuébecMont D'Iberville5419Canadian Shield 
8.SaskatchewanSaskatchewan High Point4567Great Plains 
9.ManitobaBaldy Mountain2726Great Plains 
10.New BrunswickMount Carleton2690Canadian Appalachians 
11.OntarioIshpatina Ridge2274Canadian Shield 
12.Nova ScotiaWhite Hill1755Canadian Appalachians 
13.Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Island High Point459Canadian Appalachians 

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List Description

Canada is composed of 10 provinces and three territories (the territory of Nunavut was created in 1999). Quebec and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador essentially share a high point, so there are really only twelve summits to climb here, a relatively short list.

However, this is definitely one of the hardest lists to complete in the world, and far harder than the 50 U.S. state high points. Of the twelve peaks, five (high points of BC, NL/QC, NT, NU, YT) require serious week- or month-long expeditions to remote alpine environments where access is usually by airplane. And the climbing is often very technical rock, glaciers, or ice. A sixth, Mount Columbia (AB), is perhaps comparable to Mount Rainier in the USA. The lowest six are certainly easier, but even then two of them (ON, NS) are still long, hard days of hiking or bushwhacking on faint paths in remote wilderness woods.

As of early 2011, Jack Bennett of Ohio and his son Tom Bennett of Georgia are the only ones known to have reached all of these summits.

Links

     The Summits of Canada

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Not Won in a Day: Climbing Canada's Highpoints (Bennett)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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