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Mount Robson hiking

Northern British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Mount Robson Statistics

Elevation gain

3,959 meters

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Why choose a trail at Mount Robson?

Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain is located entirely within Mount Robson Provincial Park of British Columbia, and is part of the Rainbow Range. Mount Robson is the second highest peak entirely in British Columbia, behind Mount Waddington in the Coast Range. The south face of Mount Robson is clearly visible from the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16), and is one of the most photographed features along this route. Mount Robson was likely named after Colin Robertson, who worked for both the North West Company and the Hudson’s Bay Company at various times in the early 19th century, though there was confusion over the name as many assumed it to have been named for John Robson, an early premier of British Columbia. The Texqakallt, a Secwepemc people and the earliest inhabitants of the area, call it Yuh-hai-has-kun, The Mountain of the Spiral Road. Other unofficial names include Cloud Cap Mountain.

The Mount Robson is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and the second highest peak in North America, after Denali. It is located in British Columbia, and is part of the Mount Robson Provincial Park. The mountain was named after John Robson, who was the Premier of British Columbia from 1892 to 1898. The first ascent of the mountain was made in 1913 by a group of climbers from the American Alpine Club.

The Mount Robson is a massive peak, with an elevation of 3,954 metres (12,972 feet). It is a popular destination for climbers and hikers, and is considered to be one of the most challenging peaks in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain is covered in glaciers and snowfields, and has a number of steep ridges and ice-filled gullies. There are several routes to the summit, including the North Face route, which is considered to be one of the most difficult routes in North America.

The Mount Robson Provincial Park is a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts. The park offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, camping, fishing, and skiing. There are also a number of scenic trails that lead to the summit of the Mount Robson.


What are the services on site?

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Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-119.1565461
53.1104845

What are the coordinates and address of Mount Robson?

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(518) 381-4700
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Starting Point

The Mount Robson is located in British Columbia. To get to the start of the trails, take Highway 16 east from Jasper to the town of Valemount. From there, take the Mount Robson Parkway (Highway 5) north to the park entrance.

Why visit Mount Robson

The Mount Robson is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia and is part of the Rocky Mountains. At 3,954 meters (12,972 feet) in elevation, it is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain is a popular destination for hikers and climbers, with a number of trails leading to the summit. The area around the mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, black bears, mountain goats, and deer.

Is Mount Robson in British Columbia 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 might find Mount Robson to be a great place to visit, while others might prefer a different location.

Things not to be missed

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

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

Where to eat?

1. The Alpine Club of Canada - This is a private club that is open to the public for dining. It is located in Banff National Park and offers amazing views of Mount Robson.

2. Kinney Lake Lodge - This is a remote lodge that is only accessible by boat or floatplane. It is located on Kinney Lake, which is just south of Mount Robson. The lodge offers amazing views of the mountain and serves delicious meals.

3. The Icefield Centre - This is a restaurant and visitor centre that is located in Jasper National Park. It offers amazing views of Mount Robson and serves delicious food.

4. Berg Lake Lodge - This is a remote lodge that is only accessible by hiking or helicopter. It is located at the base of Mount Robson and offers amazing views of the mountain. The lodge serves delicious meals and has a bar that offers beer and wine.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the elevation of Mount Robson?

3959.00 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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