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Mount Rundle - Hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

Mount Rundle Statistics

Elevation gain

2,949 meters

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Mount Rundle is a mountain in Canada's Banff National Park overlooking the towns of Banff and Canmore, Alberta. The Cree name was Waskahigan Watchi or house mountain. In 1858 John Palliser renamed the mountain after Reverend Robert Rundle, a Methodist invited by the Hudson's Bay Company to do missionary work in western Canada in the 1840s. He introduced syllabics there—a written language developed for the Cree, as part of his missionary work. He only visited the Stoney-Nakoda of the area around what is now called Mount Rundle in 1844 and 1847. Mt. Rundle could actually be considered a small mountain range as the mountain extends for over 12 kilometres (7.5 mi), on the south side of the Trans-Canada Highway eastward from Banff to Canmore with seven distinct peaks along the way. The third peak southeast of Banff is the highest at 9,675 feet (2,949 m). West of the Spray Lakes road is the East End of Rundle— locally known as EEOR—which rises above Whiteman's Gap just south of Canmore. The Rundle Peaks are part of the South Banff Ranges, along with its siblings—the Sundance Range, Sulphur Mountain and the Goat Range.

The Mount Rundle is a mountain located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The mountain is part of the Canadian Rockies and is situated on the eastern edge of the park. The mountain is a popular destination for hikers and climbers, with a number of trails leading to the summit. The most popular route is the North Face Trail, which begins at the Sunshine Village ski resort and leads to the summit of the mountain. The mountain is also popular for skiing and snowboarding, with a number of ski resorts located on its slopes.

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What are the coordinates and address of Mount Rundle?

Mount Rundle
Mount Rundle, Alberta T0L 2C0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Mount Rundle trails start at the Banff townsite.

Why visit Mount Rundle

The Mount Rundle in Alberta is a great place to visit because it offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. The mountain is also a great place for hiking and camping.

Is Mount Rundle 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 destination. Some families may find Mount Rundle to be a great place to spend time together, while others may find the area to be too remote or rugged.

Things not to be missed

Near Mount Rundle in Alberta, the best activities include hiking, camping, and fishing. Don't miss the incredible views from the top of the mountain!

1. Hiking: There are a number of hiking trails near Mount Rundle, including the popular Sulphur Mountain Trail. This trail climbs 2,000 feet in just over four miles, making it a challenging but rewarding hike.

2. Fishing: The Bow River and its tributaries offer some great fishing opportunities near Mount Rundle. The river is home to brown trout, rainbow trout, and bull trout.

3. Golfing: There are several golf courses in the area, including the Banff Springs Golf Course and the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course. These courses offer stunning mountain views and challenging layouts.

4. Sightseeing: There are plenty of things to see and do near Mount Rundle, including visiting the Banff Gondola, exploring the Banff National Park, and taking a drive on the scenic Icefields Parkway.

Where to eat?

1. The Banff Park Lodge - This hidden gem is located inside of the Banff National Park and offers stunning views of Mount Rundle. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have a wide variety of dishes to choose from.

2. The Tunnel Mountain Campground - This campground is located just outside of the town of Banff and offers amazing views of Mount Rundle. They have a small cafe that serves breakfast and lunch and has a limited menu but everything is made fresh and from scratch.

3. The Vermilion Lakes - These lakes are located just outside of the town of Banff and offer some of the most beautiful views in the area. There are a few restaurants located around the lakes that offer great food and amazing views.

4. Johnston Canyon - This is a beautiful canyon located just outside of the town of Banff and is a popular spot for hiking. There are a few restaurants located in the canyon that offer great food and amazing views.

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What is the elevation of Mount Rundle?

2949.00 M

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