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Mount Kitchener hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mount Kitchener Statistics

Elevation gain

3,480 meters

What are the activities at Mount Kitchener ?


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Why choose a trail at Mount Kitchener?

Mount Kitchener is a mountain located within the Columbia Icefield of Jasper National Park, which is part of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain can be seen from the Icefields Parkway (highway 93) near Sunwapta Pass. Mt. Kitchener was originally named Mount Douglas by J. Norman Collie after David Douglas. In 1916, the mountain was renamed to its present-day name after Lord Kitchener, who had just been killed in World War I.

The Mount Kitchener is a mountain located in the Canadian Rockies, in the province of Alberta. It is part of the Sawback Range and is situated on the continental divide, between the watersheds of the Bow River and the North Saskatchewan River. The mountain was named after British general Sir Frederick Stanley Maude, who died in action during World War I. The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1922 by J. Norman Collie and H. Adams Carter. The summit is reached via a scramble up its east face.

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What are the coordinates and address of Mount Kitchener?

Mount Kitchener
Mount Kitchener, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Mount Kitchener trailhead is located in the Kananaskis Valley, approximately 60 km west of Calgary. To get there, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) west to the Kananaskis Village exit. Follow the signs to the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The trailhead is located at the end of the park road.

Why visit Mount Kitchener

The Mount Kitchener is a beautiful mountain located in the Kananaskis Country of Alberta, Canada. The mountain is part of the Canadian Rockies and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The mountain is popular for hiking, camping, and skiing. There are also several lakes located near the mountain that are perfect for fishing and swimming.

Is Mount Kitchener 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 place to live. Some families may find Mount Kitchener to be a great place to raise children, while others may find the area to be too rural or isolated.

Things not to be missed

Near Mount Kitchener in Alberta, the best activities to enjoy are hiking and camping. There are also great views of the surrounding area from the summit of the mountain.

1. Hiking - The mountain offers great hiking trails for all levels of hikers.

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

3. Fishing - The mountain streams offer great fishing opportunities.

4. Camping - There are several camping areas around the mountain that offer great views and plenty of outdoor activities.

5. Picnicking - There are several picnic areas around the mountain that offer beautiful views and a great place to relax.

Where to eat?

1. The Ledge – Banff

2. Glacier Skywalk – Jasper

3. Johnston Canyon – Banff

4. Lake Louise Gondola – Lake Louise

5. Moraine Lake Lodge – Lake Louise

6. Bow Valley Grill – Banff

7. Earl’s Lodge Dining Room – Jasper

8. Tonquin Valley Campground – Jasper

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Mount Kitchener?

3480.00 M

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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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