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Kananaskis Country

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointWind Mountain (3153 m/10,344 ft)
CountriesCanada
States/ProvincesAlberta
Area3,734 sq km / 1,442 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent92 km / 57 mi North-South
75 km / 47 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long50° 48' N; 114° 50' W
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Map of Kananaskis Country
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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 Kananaskis Country.
Southern Continental RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         Kootenay RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Banff-Lake Louise Core AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Assiniboine AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Banff RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Kananaskis CountryLevel 5
                 Kananaskis RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Fisher RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Opal RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 North Highwood RangeLevel 6 (Child)
                 Highwood RangeLevel 6 (Child)
         Elk Lakes-Royal AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Harrison RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         High Rock RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Livingstone RangeLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Crowsnest RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Kananaskis Country

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Wind Mountain315310,344Kananaskis Range
2.Mount Sparrowhawk312110,240Kananaskis Range
3.Mount Galatea3120+10,236+Kananaskis Range
4.The Tower311710,226Kananaskis Range
5.Mount Evan-Thomas3080+10,105+Opal Range
6.Mount Chester305410,020Kananaskis Range
7.Fisher Peak305310,016Fisher Range
8.Elpoca Mountain30369961Opal Range
9.Mount Cornwall30029849Opal Range
10.Mount Glasgow29709744Opal Range
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 NamemftRange6
1.Wind Mountain315310,344Kananaskis Range
2.Mount Evan-Thomas3080+10,105+Opal Range
3.Fisher Peak305310,016Fisher Range
4.Mount Burns29369633North Highwood Range
5.Highwood Peak2800+9186+Highwood Range



Photos of Peaks in the Kananaskis Country

Mount Sparrowhawk
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The summit shot from Mt. Sparrowhawk, showing more of the setting of the peak than its actual ascent character. Note the limestone ridges characteristic of this section of CDN Rockies (2011-03-30). Photo by Jan Triska.
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Mount Chester
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3050 M is looking pretty good (2015-09-29). Photo by Joe Carroll.
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Elpoca Mountain
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Elpoca Mountain as seen from from Gap Mountain (2021-09-06).
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Mount Engadine
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Overall View of Mount Engadine. The scrambling route follows the left skyline, on the ridge (2001-06-23). Photo by Jan Triska.
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The Fortress
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The Fortress (2022-05-23).
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Mount Kidd
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Mount Kidd (2022-05-22).
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Windtower
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North-west face of the Windtower seen from West Wind Pass, looking east (2021-06-26). Photo by Emilie Meredith.
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Gap Mountain
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At the summit of Gap Mountain (2021-09-06).
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Grizzly Peak
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At the syummit of Grizzly Peak (2021-09-05).
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Opal Ridge-Peak 2450
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Overall view of the upper, more interesting, portions of the Opal Ridge north peak, taken looking southward (2017-07-03). Photo by Jan Triska.
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