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Most Prominent Peaks of Canadian Provinces

RankStatePeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Yukon TerritoryMount Logan52475956Saint Elias Mountains 
2.British ColumbiaMount Fairweather39514671Saint Elias Mountains 
3.NunavutBarbeau Peak26162616Queen Elizabeth Islands 
4.AlbertaMount Columbia23613741Canadian Rockies 
5.Northwest TerritoriesMount Nirvana16632773Mackenzie Mountains 
6.NewfoundlandMount Caubvick13671652Canadian Shield 
7.QuébecMont Jacques-Cartier10851268Canadian Appalachians 
8.New BrunswickMount Carleton620820Canadian Appalachians 
9.Nova ScotiaWhite Hill535535Canadian Appalachians 
10.OntarioIshpatina Ridge394693Canadian Shield 
11.ManitobaBaldy Mountain381831Great Plains 
12.SaskatchewanPasquia Hills High Point340828Great Plains 
13.Prince Edward IslandPrince Edward Island High Point140140Canadian Appalachians 

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List Description

This list is very similar to the list of Canadian High Points. Of the 13 Provinces and Territories that make up Canada, the highest peak and most prominent peak are the same in 11 of them. The only exceptions are Saskatchewan and Quebec. In Saskatchewan, the highest point is a flat plateau in the Cypress Hills, near the Alberta border, and the province just misses out on the highest point in the entire Cypress Hills (which is entirely in Alberta and has a respectable prominence of almost 600 meters). Quebec's Mont d'Iberville is located only a couple of horizontal meters from Mount Caubvick (fully inside Labrador), and therefore has very low prominence. So Quebec's prom point is the popular and much more accessible Mont Jacques Cartier.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Edward Earl, who, using his WinProm program, determined the most prominent peaks for Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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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