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Photo: Princess Margaret Mountain from the Bow Valley on Highway #1near Harvie Heights

Princess Margaret Mountain

  • 2515 m (8,252ft)
  • Naming History
51.1589N -115.369W
Located in the Bow River Valley southeast of Carrot Creek; 2.5 km west of Mount Charles Stewart

Range: Fairholme
Province: Alberta
Park: Banff
Headwater: Bow
Major Valley: Bow
Visible from Highway: 1, 742
Year Named: 1958
Named for: Margaret, HRH Princess (Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II's sister, visited Banff and spent the night in a spot from which the mountain may be seen.)

Mount Charles Stewart is a long ridge that parallels the Bow Valley to the northeast of Canmore. Mount Lady Macdonald lies at the southeastern end of the ridge. Princess Margaret Mountain and the unofficially named, "Squaw's Tit" are outliers of Mount Charles Stewart. Both are at the ends of ridges that extend to the southwest and so are prominent when viewed from the Bow Valley and the Town of Canmore. The boundary of Banff National Park includes Princess Margaret Mountain and passes through the highest point of Mount Charles Stewart. A prominent high point on the main ridge of Mount Charles Stewart lies 1.6 km southeast of the main summit, but is approximatly 150 feet lower than the main, broader summit.

Princess Margaret Mountain is an attractive, sharply pointed peak when viewed from the Bow Valley from within Banff National Park.

Photo: Princess Margaret Mountain from the Bow Valley

Looking north to Princess Margaret Mountain (Mount Peechee beyond at left) from Canmore

Looking north to Princess Margaret Mountain