Range

Winston Churchill Range

Region(s): North America, Canada: (Alberta, British Columbia)
Parent Range: Canadian Rockies
Max. Elevation: 3 747 m / 12 293 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 35 miles / 57 km
Average Width: 23 miles / 14 km
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Overview

Range Name(s): Winston Churchill Range
Max. Elevation: 3 747 m / 12 293 ft
Region(s): North America
Location: North America, Canada: (Alberta, British Columbia)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking
Starting Point: 52.13851045013635
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Parent Range: Canadian Rockies
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: 1 800 m / 5 906 ft
Average Length: 35 miles / 57 km
Average Width: 23 miles / 14 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Edmonton International, Alta. (YEG)
Convenience Center(s): Jasper
National
Park(s):
Banff National Park, Jasper National Park

Location

North America, Canada: (Alberta, British Columbia)
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    Offering visitors a more laid-back mountain experience - with equal options for adventure, discovery and relaxation. With nearly 1000 km of trails, thousands of campsites, wildlife beyond measure, there are endless ways to enjoy the magic of Jasper National Park. The second-highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and is the highest mountain in Alberta located here.
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    This compact mountain range lies in the borders of two national parks and is quite popular among the mountaineering community. Transport accessibility of the area is very high - literally climbing can start from the parking lot. Here is the Columbia Icefield which lies partly in the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and the southern end of Jasper National Park. It is about 325 km² in area, 100 to 365 metres (328 to 1,197 ft) in depth. Some of the highest mountains in the Canada Rockies are located around the edges (Mount Andromeda (3,450 m), Mount Athabasca (3,491 m), Mount Bryce (3,507 m), Castleguard Mountain (3,090 m), Mount Columbia (3,747 m), Mount King Edward (3,490 m), Mount Kitchener (3,505 m), North Twin Peak (3,684 m), South Twin Peak (3,566 m), Snow Dome (3,456 m), Stutfield Peak (3,450 m).
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    The range located 400 km northwest of Calgary and 800 km (500 mi) northeast of Vancouver in the heart of Canadian Rockies. The eastern boundary of the range begins on the western side of Sunwapta River and  Sunwapta Falls. The western boundary of the range is defined by the Athabasca River valley. The valley narrows as it approaches the Continental Divide, and separates Mt. Columbia from Mt. King Edward, the latter of which is not part of the range.
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    Jasper National Park is the largest of Canada's Rocky Mountain Parks and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jasper spans 11,228 square kilometres and when established in 1907 was originally known as Jasper Forrest Park.

     

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