Mount Assiniboine Statistics

Elevation gain

3,616 meters

What are the activities at Mount Assiniboine ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Mount Assiniboine?

Mount Assiniboine, also known as Assiniboine Mountain, is a pyramidal peak mountain located on the Great Divide, on the British Columbia/Alberta border in Canada. At 3,618 m (11,870 ft), it is the highest peak in the Southern Continental Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Mt. Assiniboine rises nearly 1,525 m (5,003 ft) above Lake Magog. Because of its resemblance to the Matterhorn in the Alps, it is nicknamed the "Matterhorn of the Rockies". Mt. Assiniboine was named by George M. Dawson in 1885. When Dawson saw Mt. Assiniboine from Copper Mountain, he saw a plume of clouds trailing away from the top. This reminded him of the plumes of smoke emanating from the teepees of Assiniboine Indians. Mt. Assiniboine lies on the border between Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, in British Columbia, and Banff National Park, in Alberta. The park does not have any roads and thus can only be reached by a six-hour hike 27 km (17 mi), three-hour bike ride (now disallowed to reduce human / grizzly encounters) or helicopter. The usual approach is via Bryant Creek. From Canmore follow the Smith-Dorien road to the Mount Shark parking lot. The trail is well signed. A helipad is also here.

The Mount Assiniboine is a mountain located in the Canadian province of British Columbia. At 3,618 metres (11,870 ft), it is the highest peak in the Southern Rockies of Alberta and British Columbia. The mountain was named by the explorer David Thompson in 1807 after the Assiniboine people, who were his guides on that expedition. The first ascent of the peak was made in 1902 by J. Norman Collie and party.

The Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park was established in 1922 to protect the area around the mountain. The park is now 6,890 hectares (17,000 acres) in size and is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, and skiers. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, elk, deer, moose, and mountain goats.


What are the services on site?

No information available


Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
50.8694444 -115.6508333

What are the coordinates and address of Mount Assiniboine?

Mount Assiniboine
Mount Assiniboine, British Columbia V0A 1E0, Canada

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Starting Point

The trails at the Mount Assiniboine start at the Mount Assiniboine Lodge.

Why visit Mount Assiniboine

The Mount Assiniboine is a mountain located in the Canadian Rockies, near the border of Alberta and British Columbia. At an elevation of 3,618 metres (11,870 ft), it is the highest peak in the southern end of the range. The mountain was named by the explorer James Hector in 1858 after the Assiniboine people, who lived in the area.

The mountain is a popular destination for hikers and climbers, and is part of the Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. There are several routes to the summit, including the North Ridge, which is considered to be one of the most difficult routes in the Canadian Rockies. The views from the summit are spectacular, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Is Mount Assiniboine in British Columbia 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. Mount Assiniboine is a beautiful mountain located in British Columbia, and it may be a good place for families who are interested in hiking and camping. However, there are also other resorts and areas in British Columbia that may be better suited for families with children.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Mount Assiniboine in British Columbia are hiking, camping, and fishing.

Hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking are some of the best activities to do near Mount Assiniboine.

Where to eat?

1. The Assiniboine Lodge Dining Room - This is a restaurant located inside the Assiniboine Lodge near Mount Assiniboine. It offers a variety of dishes including soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

2. The Banff Park Lodge Dining Room - This is a restaurant located inside the Banff Park Lodge near Mount Assiniboine. It offers a variety of dishes including soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

3. The Mount Assiniboine Lodge Dining Room - This is a restaurant located inside the Mount Assiniboine Lodge near Mount Assiniboine. It offers a variety of dishes including soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Mount Assiniboine?

3616.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No


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