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Canada Province/Territory High Points

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RankProvince/TerritoryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
 Yukon TerritoryMount Logan5956Saint Elias Mountains 
 British ColumbiaMount Fairweather4671Saint Elias Mountains 
 AlbertaMount Columbia3741Canadian Rockies 
 Northwest TerritoriesMount Nirvana2773Mackenzie Mountains 
 NunavutBarbeau Peak2616Queen Elizabeth Islands 
 NewfoundlandMount Caubvick1652Canadian Shield 
 QuébecMont D'Iberville1652Canadian Shield 
 SaskatchewanSaskatchewan High Point1392Great Plains 
 ManitobaBaldy Mountain831Great Plains 
 New BrunswickMount Carleton820Canadian Appalachians 
 OntarioIshpatina Ridge693Canadian Shield 
 Nova ScotiaWhite Hill533Canadian Appalachians 
 Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Island High Point140Canadian 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 mid-2018, only four people have been known to have reached all of these summits. Three are listed in this site's "FRL": Jack Bennett (of Arizona), his son Tom (Georgia), and Len Vanderstar (B.C.). A Canadian climber named Darrell (not a member of this site) also finished this list on Mt. Fairweather in May, 2018.


     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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