Mount Hector - Mount Hector

Mount Hector hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mount Hector Statistics

Elevation gain

3,394 meters

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Mount Hector can refer to: Mount Hector (Antarctica) in Antarctica Mount Hector (Alberta) in Alberta, Canada Mount Hector, New Zealand in the southern North Island

The Mount Hector is a mountain located in Alberta, Canada. It is part of the Rocky Mountains and is the highest peak in the Kananaskis Country. The mountain was named after Sir William Hector, a British geologist who worked in the area in the 1800s. The Mount Hector summit can be reached by hiking or skiing and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

What are the services on site?

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Access fee $ 0.00

From sunrise to sunset


What are the coordinates and address of Mount Hector?

(518) 381-4700

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Starting Point

The Mount Hector trails are located in the Kananaskis Country area of Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take Highway 40 south from Calgary and turn left onto the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road (Highway 742). Continue on the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes Road for about 24 kilometers and turn right onto the Mount Hector Forest Service Road. The trailhead is located about 1 kilometer down the Mount Hector Forest Service Road.

Why visit Mount Hector

The Mount Hector hike is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of Alberta. The hike is moderate in difficulty, making it accessible for hikers of all levels of experience. The trail winds through forests and meadows, providing stunning views of the Rocky Mountains along the way. At the summit of Mount Hector, hikers are rewarded with a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The hike is a great opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat, including deer, elk, and mountain goats.

Is Mount Hector in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what each family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families might find Mount Hector to be a great place to spend time together, while others may prefer a destination with more activities and amenities available.

Things not to be missed

Near Mount Hector in Alberta, the best activities include hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - The hiking trails around Mount Hector are some of the most beautiful in the area. There are a variety of trails to choose from, so everyone can find the perfect one for them.

2. Wildlife Viewing - The area around Mount Hector is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears. Visitors can enjoy watching these animals in their natural habitat.

3. Fishing - The lakes and rivers around Mount Hector are great for fishing. Visitors can try their hand at catching trout, salmon, and other types of fish.

4. Camping - There are several great camping spots near Mount Hector that offer stunning views of the surrounding area. Visitors can enjoy spending time outdoors in nature while camping.

5. Boating - The lakes around Mount Hector are perfect for boating. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing day on the water with friends or family.

Where to eat?

1. The Keg Mansion - This is a hidden gem located in the heart of Edmonton. It's a beautiful restaurant with amazing food.

2. The Loft - This is another hidden gem located in Edmonton. It's a small restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and amazing food.

3. The Blue Chair Cafe - This is a great place to eat if you're looking for something unique. They serve up a variety of different dishes, all of which are delicious.

4. The Local Omnivore - This is a great place to eat if you're looking for something healthy and fresh. They serve up a variety of different dishes, all of which are made with local ingredients.

5. El Cortez - This is a great place to eat if you're looking for something Mexican. They serve up some of the best Mexican food in town.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Mount Hector?

3394.00 M

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Is there an information center / service center / reception?

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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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