Category
3 Dimensional
3D Landscape
Abstract
Aircraft / Planes
Animals
Boats
Buildings & City
Cars
Comics
Computer
Development
Digital art
Drawing & Painting
Fantasy
Female Celebrities
Games
Gothic / Dark Art
Known places
Male Celebrities
Miscellaneous
Motor
Movies
Music
Nature
Space
Sport

Popular tags
View all...

Artists
View all...
Magog Creek And Naiset Point, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

Magog Creek And Naiset Point, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada (Nature)

Twitter Share
FaceBook Share


Mount Assiniboine, also known as Assiniboine Mountain, is a 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. Due to Assiniboine's pyramidal shape, it has been unofficially named the "Matterhorn" of North America. Mt. Assiniboine rises nearly 1,525 m (5,003 ft) above Lake Magog.

Mt. Assiniboine was named by George M. Dawson in 1885 (134 years ago). 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, Alberta follow the Smith-Dorien road to the Mount Shark parking lot. The trail is well signed. A heliPad (3 pics) is also here.


Navigation

Download

Use this wallpaper

Comments


Users who have seen this wallpaper have also seen:

False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
False Kiva, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Black and White Lily
Black and White Lily
Saint Mary's Lake At Sunrise, Glacier National Park, Montana
Saint Mary's Lake At Sunrise, Glacier National Park, Montana
Coral Underwater Landscape
Coral Underwater Landscape
Trolltunga, Odda, Norway
Trolltunga, Odda, Norway

Random Nature pictures

New Zealands West Coast
New Zealands West Coast
Mountain Lake And Sunset
Mountain Lake And Sunset
Panorama of Innsbruck
Panorama of Innsbruck
Exceptional Boat Anchored
Exceptional Boat Anchored
Nature ruint by man
Nature ruint by man





This image is free for personal use on computer screens only. For more info read Privacy Policy

DeleteRequest deletion of this wallpaper
DeleteClaim ownership of this picture
 Sitemap | Contact Us