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Victoria Cross Ranges

Victoria Cross Range
Victoria Cross Ranges
Highest point
PeakSnaring Mountain
Elevation2,931 m (9,616 ft)[1]
ListingMountains of Alberta
Coordinates53°02′17″N 118°19′50″W / 53.03806°N 118.33056°W / 53.03806; -118.33056[2]
Area678 km2 (262 sq mi)[3]
Victoria Cross Ranges is located in Alberta
Victoria Cross Ranges
Range coordinates53°00′N 118°18′W / 53.000°N 118.300°W / 53.000; -118.300[4]
Parent rangeCanadian Rockies
Topo mapNTS 83E2 Resplendent Creek[4]

The Victoria Cross Ranges (52°55′N 118°18′W / 52.917°N 118.300°W / 52.917; -118.300 (Victoria Cross Ranges-S) to 53°05′N 118°30′W / 53.083°N 118.500°W / 53.083; -118.500 (Victoria Cross Ranges-N)) are a set of mountain ranges in the Canadian Rockies, located to the northwest of Jasper. Of the 19 peaks contained within this range, five are named after Canadian recipients of the Victoria Cross. The area of the ranges is 678 square kilometres (262 sq mi).[3]

This range includes the following mountains and peaks:

Mountain/Peak Elevation (m/ft) namesake
Snaring Mountain 2,931 9,616 Named for local Indigenous tribe who used snares to trap small animals
Mount Bridgland 2,930 9,610 Morrison Bridgland (not VC recipient)
Mount Mahood 2,896 9,501
Consort Mountain 2,883 9,459 Unknown
Mount Oliver 2,865 9,400 Frank Oliver
Mount Beaupré 2,778 9,114
Monarch Mountain 2,777 9,111
Pyramid Mountain 2,766 9,075
Mount McKean 2,743 8,999 George Burdon McKean, VC
Buttress Mountain 2,685 8,809
Mount Griesbach 2,682 8,799 William Antrobus Griesbach (not VC recipient)
Mount Kinross 2,650 8,690 Cecil John Kinross, VC
Mount Zengel 2,630 8,630 Raphael Louis Zengel, VC
Mount Henry 2,629 8,625 Henry A.F. MacLeod, CPR engineer[5]
Cairngorm 2,610 8,560
Mount Kerr 2,560 8,400 John Chipman Kerr, VC
Emigrants Mountain 2,553 8,376
Elysium Mountain 2,446 8,025
Mount Pattison 2,316 7,598 John George Pattison, VC

See also

Further reading

  • Ferrigno, Jane G.; Williams, Richard S. (eds.). Glaciers of North America: Glaciers of Canada. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386-J (Report). p. 269.
  • Yorath, Chris; Gadd, Ben. Of Rocks, Mountains and Jasper: A Visitor's Guide To The Geology Of Jasper National Park. p. 133.
  • Patton, Brian; Robinson, Bart. Canadian Rockies Trail Guide. p. 184.


  1. ^ "Topographic map of Snaring Mountain". Retrieved 2023-04-02.
  2. ^ "Snaring Mountain". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2023-04-06.
  3. ^ a b "Victoria Cross Ranges". Retrieved 2023-04-06.
  4. ^ a b "Victoria Cross Ranges". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2023-04-06.
  5. ^ Donovan and Monto, Alberta Place Names, p. 142
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