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Massive Range

Massive Range
Mount Brett
Highest point
PeakMount Brett
Elevation2,984 m (9,790 ft)
Coordinates51°09′42″N 115°49′18″W / 51.16167°N 115.82167°W / 51.16167; -115.82167[1]
Length15 km (9.3 mi) N-S[2]
Width16 km (9.9 mi) E-W[2]
Area144 km2 (56 sq mi)[2]
Massive Range is located in Alberta
Massive Range
Location in SW Alberta
Range coordinates51°09′42″N 115°49′10″W / 51.16167°N 115.81944°W / 51.16167; -115.81944[3]
Parent rangeCanadian Rockies
Borders onSawback Range

The Massive Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies, located in the southwestern area of the Bow River valley in Banff National Park, Canada.

This range includes the following mountains and peaks:[4]

Mountain/Peak metres feet
Mount Brett 2,984 9,790
Pilot Mountain 2,935 9,629
Mount Bourgeau 2,930 9,613
Massive Mountain 2,435 7,889


The rock layers on the western side of the Sawback Range dip below the Bow River valley and rise again on the western side under Massive Mountain. Pilot Mountain, Mt. Brett and Mt. Bourgeau are peaks in another block of Palaeozoic rocks thrust from the west over slightly younger rocks of the Massive Range.[5]


  1. ^ "Mount Brett". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  2. ^ a b c "Massive Range". Retrieved 2013-05-18.
  3. ^ "Massive Range". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
  4. ^ "Massive Range". Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  5. ^ Belyea, Helen (1960). The Story of the Mountains in Banff National Park (PDF) (Report). Geological Survey of Canada. p. 31. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 October 2015. Retrieved 2019-06-25. Note: Paper states Mount "Brott" but actually refers to Mt. Brett.

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