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Mount Lady MacDonald hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mount Lady MacDonald Statistics

Elevation gain

2,535 meters

What are the activities at Mount Lady MacDonald ?


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Why choose a trail at Mount Lady MacDonald?

Mount Lady Macdonald is a mountain located in the Bow River valley at the town of Canmore, which is located just east of Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named in 1886 after Susan Agnes Macdonald, wife of Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada. The Macdonald's travelled on the new national railway through the Canadian Rockies in 1886 on their way to Vancouver. Hikers may hike a trail along the mountain to an abandoned teahouse and helipad just short of the knife's edge ridge that leads to the top of the peaks. Heading toward the summit from the helipad there is a metal paragliding ramp on the west side of the trail. On August 13, 2011, Stewart Midwinter, an experienced paraglider flying a Speedglider, sustained injuries near Mount Lady Macdonald after losing control of his craft. Deaths of individuals hiking to or near Mount Lady Macdonald have been reported. On June 7, 2003 a solo hiker was found deceased near the summit after sustaining injuries that investigators attribute to an avalanche accident. On October 16, 2007 a woman reportedly died after a fall while hiking between Mount Lady Macdonald and Mount Charles Stewart.

The Mount Lady MacDonald is a mountain located in the Canadian Rockies, in Alberta. It's part of the Bow Range and it's the highest peak in the range. The mountain was named after Isabella MacDonald, the wife of Prime Minister John A. Macdonald.

The mountain is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. There are several routes to the summit, most of which are Class 3 or 4 scrambles. The most popular route is the North Face, which is a steep and challenging climb.

The views from the summit are spectacular, with 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including bears, deer, and elk.

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 Lady MacDonald?

Mount Lady MacDonald
Mount Lady MacDonald, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Mount Lady MacDonald is located in Alberta. To get to the start of the trails, take the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) to the exit for Highway 40. Follow Highway 40 until it ends, and then take the Mount Lady MacDonald Trail.

Why visit Mount Lady MacDonald

The Mount Lady MacDonald is a mountain located in the Canadian Rockies near the town of Canmore, Alberta. The mountain is a popular destination for hikers and climbers, and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The mountain is also home to a number of glaciers, which can be seen from the summit.

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

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on what the family is looking for in a vacation spot. Some families may find Mount Lady MacDonald to be a great place to spend time together, while others may find that there is not enough to do in the area.

Things not to be missed

Near Mount Lady MacDonald in Alberta, the best activities to enjoy are hiking, camping, and fishing.

1. Hiking - The trails around Mount Lady MacDonald offer stunning views of the surrounding area.

2. Wildlife Viewing - There is a wealth of wildlife to be seen in the area around Mount Lady MacDonald, so keep your eyes peeled!

3. Photography - The scenery around Mount Lady MacDonald is perfect for photography enthusiasts.

4. Camping - There are several great camping spots near Mount Lady MacDonald.

5. Fishing - The lakes and rivers in the area are great for fishing.

Where to eat?

1. The Gourmet Hut - This restaurant is located in a small town near Mount Lady MacDonald and is known for its delicious food.

2. The Olde Tyme Diner - This diner is also located in a small town near Mount Lady MacDonald and is known for its great food and friendly service.

3. The Grizzly Grill - This grill is located in the heart of the Rockies and is known for its amazing food and beautiful views.

4. The Alpine Chalet - This chalet is located at the top of a mountain near Mount Lady MacDonald and is known for its amazing food and stunning views.

5. The Lodge at Lake Louise - This lodge is located on the shores of Lake Louise and is known for its amazing food and beautiful views.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Mount Lady MacDonald?

2534.63 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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