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Mount Ishbel hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mount Ishbel Statistics

Elevation gain

2,840 meters

What are the activities at Mount Ishbel ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Mount Ishbel?

Mount Ishbel is a mountain peak in Alberta, Canada. The peak is located in the Sawback Range in Alberta's Rockies, north of the Bow Valley Parkway and east of Johnston Canyon. It was named in 1956 after Ishbel MacDonald was the eldest daughter of Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of Great Britain. It gives the name to the Ishbel Group, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

The Mount Ishbel is a mountain located in Alberta, Canada. It is part of the Canadian Rockies, and is situated in the Yoho National Park. The mountain is named after Lady Ishbel Gordon, the wife of the Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair. The mountain was first ascended by J. Norman Collie and James Outram in 1894. The summit of the mountain is at an elevation of 3,618 metres (11,859 ft).


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-116.023056
51.458056

What are the coordinates and address of Mount Ishbel?

Mount Ishbel
Mount Ishbel, Alberta T0L, Canada

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Starting Point

The Mount Ishbel trailhead is located on the east side of Highway 11, about 5 km south of the town of Lac La Biche.

Why visit Mount Ishbel

The Mount Ishbel in Alberta is a great place to visit because it offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears. Visitors can enjoy hiking and camping in the area, or simply take in the natural beauty from one of the many scenic overlooks.

Is Mount Ishbel 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 Ishbel's hiking trails and outdoor activities to be perfect, while others might prefer a different location with more amenities and activities available.

Things not to be missed

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

1. Hiking - The trails at Mount Ishbel offer stunning views of the surrounding area.

2. Wildlife Viewing - The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears.

3. Camping - There are several campsites available in the park, perfect for an overnight stay.

4. Fishing - The park offers excellent fishing opportunities for trout and other species.

5. Picnicking - There are several picnic areas in the park with beautiful views to enjoy.

Where to eat?

1. The Alpine Club of Canada - Located in Canmore, this club is a great place to eat for those who love the outdoors. The menu features dishes like elk and bison meatloaf, Alberta lamb rack, and wild mushroom risotto.

2. The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company - This brewery in Canmore offers a variety of pub fare like burgers, sandwiches, and salads, as well as a selection of house-made beers.

3. Banff Ave. Brewing Co. - This brewpub in Banff offers a wide variety of pub classics like wings, nachos, and fish and chips, as well as a selection of house-made beers.

4. Park Distillery - This distillery in Banff serves up small plates like charcuterie boards, poutine, and tacos, as well as cocktails and spirits made with local ingredients.

5. El Toro - This Mexican restaurant in Banff offers classic Mexican dishes like enchiladas, burritos, and chimichangas, as well as margaritas and other cocktails.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Mount Ishbel?

2840.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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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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