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Canadian Rockies

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Robson (3959 m/12,989 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesAlberta (65%), British Columbia (35%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area93,409 sq km / 36,065 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent603 km / 375 mi North-South
506 km / 314 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long51° 53' N; 117° 14' W
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Canadian Rockies.
Rocky MountainsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Far Northern RockiesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Canadian RockiesLevel 3
                 Northern Continental RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Central Main RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Central Front RangesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Southern Continental RangesLevel 4 (Child)
         Central Montana Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Idaho-Bitterroot Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Greater Yellowstone RockiesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Western Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southern Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Canadian Rockies

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Robson395912,989Northern Continental Ranges
2.Mount Columbia374112,274Central Main Ranges
3.North Twin373312,247Central Main Ranges
4.Mount Clemenceau366412,021Central Main Ranges
5.Twins Tower362711,900Central Main Ranges
6.Mount Alberta361811,870Central Main Ranges
7.Mount Forbes361711,867Central Main Ranges
8.Mount Assiniboine361611,864Southern Continental Ranges
9.South Twin358111,749Central Main Ranges
10.Mount Goodsir356711,703Southern Continental Ranges
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Robson395912,989Northern Continental Ranges
2.Mount Columbia374112,274Central Main Ranges
3.Mount Assiniboine361611,864Southern Continental Ranges
4.Mount Brazeau3500+11,483+Central Front Ranges



Photos of Peaks in the Canadian Rockies

Mount Robson
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Lupe at Berg Lake with Mt. Robson across the lake. Mt. Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada (2013-07-30). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Columbia
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The summit pyramid of Mount Columbia rises from the relatively flat expanse of a lobe of its namesake icefield (2012-04-08).
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Twins Tower
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Descending the north ridge of North Twin towards the magnificent south ridge of Twins Tower - one of the most aesthetic lines in Canadian Rockies with about 2000m shear exposure on each side. (2015-05-09). Photo by H-Steven Song.
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Mount Alberta
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Mt. Alberta - most difficult 11,000er of Canadian Rockies, seen from the summit of Mt. Woolley. (2014-09-06). Photo by H-Steven Song.
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Mount Assiniboine
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Mount Assiniboine (2015.04.28). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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Mount Temple
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Mt. Temple from the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 (2011-08-08). Photo by Richard Hensley.
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Snow Dome
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Lupe near summit of Wilcox Pass, Alberta, Canada. Snow Dome (left center 11,483 ft.) and Mt. Kitchener (right 11,417 ft.) visible in the background (2013-07-31). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Mount Bryce
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Mount Bryce from the summit of Mt.Athabasca (2016-05-14). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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Mount Athabasca

Mount Athabasca and the Columbia Icefield are barely visible through the clouds in this view from Mount Wilcox (1992-08-07).
Hungabee Mountain
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Hungabee Mountain from Mount Temple (2015-07-09). Photo by Serguei Okountsev.
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